MAN DUPED R10 000
There was drama at Eastgate Shopping Mall in the Central Business District when an infuriated man removed wheels from a foreign currency dealer’s car after the latter reportedly duped him R10000.
The incident occurred at corner Third Street and Robert Mugabe yesterday morning where the victim caught money the changer only identified as Promise. It is alleged that Promise gave the victim counterfeit one thousand bond notes in exchange for R10000.
“I gave Promise R10 000 in return for one thousand bond notes but he gave me counterfeit one thousand bond notes.
“I have been looking for him for the past three months and he has been running away so today when I saw him I asked about my money and we ended up fighting. He then ran away and that’s when I removed wheels.
“This man is a fraudster, he lies that he has money, all I want is my money,” said the victim as he removed wheels of Promise’s unregistered white Toyota Altezza.
“This person came in a South African registered car and started to remove my car wheels from nowhere, I don’t even know the person.
“He also tried to threaten me with a gun, I am tired of people who threatened us with guns, izvezvi ndine ronda repfuti,” said Promise.
One of the female money-changers at Eastgate Shopping Mall said Promise is a criminal and was feared around Eastgate.
“People around here are afraid of him (Promise) and we often see him with fake bond notes, police sometimes doesn’t even arrest him. Last month he was shot by one of his clients,” said the female money changer.
Police details arrived swiftly and searched the car.
At the time of going to print, the vehicle was set to be impounded by police for thorough investigations.