Gym junkie who allegedly bashed and robbed his Tinder dates and went on shopping sprees with their credit cards is hit with 21 charges
- John Dennis Gurney, 31, accused of assault, fraud, robbery, stealing on women
- Accused of targeting women through social media then stealing or robbing them
- Gym junkie allegedly started crime spree across Queensland in July
- He was arrested on Sunday after a police manhunt and hit with 21 charges
A bodybuilding Tinder lothario accused of luring young women through dating apps and Facebook before bashing and robbing them is facing 21 charges.
John Dennis Gurney, 31, is accused of swindling his dates or assaulting them and running away during an alleged crime spree across Queensland.
He then allegedly then used their credit and bank cards to make fraudulent purchases or large ATM withdrawals.
A police manhunt was launched for John Dennis Gurney, 31, after numerous reports of him allegedly swindling his dates or assaulting them and running away
He is wanted by police after numerous reports of him allegedly swindling his marks or assaulting them and running away
A police manhunt was launched last week and Gurney was finally tracked down on Sunday afternoon and arrested on an outstanding warrant by North Brisbane Police.
Police said he was linked to alleged crimes including assault, robbery, fraud, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and stealing.
Gurney faced court on Monday charged with 11 counts of fraud, two counts each of breaching bail, failure to appear in court, and stealing.
He was also hit with one count each of entering premises and committing an indictable offence, possessing tainted property, wilful damage, and using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence.
Gurney faced court on Monday charged with 11 counts of fraud, two counts each of breaching bail, failure to appear in court, and stealing along with various other charges
The gym junkie allegedly used his muscular frame to attract young women, then take them on dates where he would rob them
Gurney’s alleged crime spree started in July and targeted women between Brisbane and Rockhampton, Central Queensland.
‘Police have received a number of reports of the man allegedly targeting women through social media, where he stays with them a number of days before stealing property and leaving,’ police said.
‘He has been allegedly detected using the women’s credit cards at various locations following his departure.’
He has a rose tattoo on his neck as well as tattoos on his shoulders, arms and hand. The tattoo on his left arm reads ‘one life one chance’.
He has a rose tattoo on his neck as well as tattoos on his shoulders, arms and hand. The tattoo on his left arm reads ‘one life one chance’