Police yesterday called for people to come forward if they have been left with a big dinner bill after a man they dated through the ICQ internet chat service fled without paying. An unemployed 29-year-old man was arrested for allegedly fleeing the Super Star Seafood Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui after having a $7,000 meal of abalone, lobster and shark fin soup on February 27 with a woman he dated through the ICQ internet chat service. The hugely popular chat programme has been used by sexual predators to date women that they later raped or sexually assaulted. The arrest was made on March 7 after the man allegedly went to a branch of the same restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui with another woman. Police were told they had also met through ICQ. Officers are also investigating possible links with another case in which a 17-year-old schoolgirl went on a date to the Causeway Bay branch of the restaurant on March 1. She had to pay a $5,000 bill after her date, whom she also met through ICQ, escaped with her mobile phone. Officers are looking into telephone and computer records of the suspect in an attempt to locate other victims. Police said the man invited a 20-year-old waitress to dinner at the restaurant's Nathan Road branch in Tsim Sha Tsui on February 27. After the dinner, the man borrowed her mobile phone and walked outside. Police said the man fled with the mobile phone and left a $7,000 bill. After the woman complained, police said they had asked the restaurant chain to contact Tsim Sha Tsui detectives if they received a booking request from the same man or under the same mobile phone number. At about 7.20pm on March 7, a man called the Humphreys Avenue branch of the restaurant, also in Tsim Sha Tsui, to book a table. Staff at the restaurant recognised the telephone number he provided and alerted police. Plainclothes officers then laid an ambush in the restaurant. The man was arrested on arrival at the restaurant with a 35-year-old woman. The woman told officers she got to know the man through ICQ on the same day and was invited to have a meal with him. A study on internet dating by the Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women found most victims were aged 15 to 18. In one of the worst cases, a man was jailed for six years in 2003 for beating and raping an 18-year-old woman he met on ICQ. A man charged with one count of theft appeared in Kowloon City Court on Wednesday. No plea was taken and he was remanded in custody. The case was adjourned to March 30.