Warning - con men ‘managers’, steal money, valuables

2017-01-19 06:02

POLICE have issued a warning to the public, especially business owners in the Port Shepstone CBD to be aware of people pretending to be managers or tenderers.

The con men then gain access to buildings, especially municipal buildings to steal cellphones and laptops from open and unmanned offices.

The public have been duped into leaving valuable items with these con men, who send the unsuspecting person into the store with a message, using a staff member’s name, claiming to know them.

“A young man lost all his valuables, including his school fees this way,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

“The public is warned not to be too trusting, to be aware of their surroundings and never to leave any items with anyone,” she added.

She added that SAPS will arrest and charge anyone purchasing suspected stolen property.

Detective-Constable Rouen Govender­ is investigating a case of theft involving two laptops that were stolen from municipal offices.

Any information can be forwarded to him on 039 688 1090 or 076 465 5552 at the Port Shepstone Detective Service.

- Supplied.

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