Man loses car to conman as bid to jump fuel queue backfires. According to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) the man had his Toyota Hiace, motor vehicle Reg ADZ 2349 stolen at a service station in the CBD on Wednesday by an unknown suspect who had asked for a $10 bribe to assist him.
In a rather tragic incident, a Harare motorist’s efforts to avoid queuing for hours for fuel backfired after his car was stolen by an unknown male who had offered to assist him to get to the fuel pump quickly.
The driver then left his disembarked from his motor vehicle to look for cash to pay the suspect, leaving his car keys on the ignition.
Taking advantage of the man’s absence, the suspect then took the chance and drove off with the vehicle. Speaking on microblogging site, Twitter, using their official account, ZRP said:
”A Harare man lost a Toyota Hiace, motor vehicle Reg ADZ 2349 through theft at a service station in the CBD on 16/10/19 at 1615 hours, after he was approached by an unknown male adult who offered to assist him get fuel quickly.”
”The unidentified man demanded RTGS$10 cash to assist. The driver left the keys on the ignition as he was looking for cash and the unidentified man disappeared with the motor vehicle.”
A Harare man lost a Toyota Hiace, motor vehicle Reg ADZ 2349 through theft at a service station in the CBD on 16/10/19 at 1615 hours, after he was approached by an unknown male adult who offered to assist him get fuel quickly.
— Zimbabwe Republic Police (@PoliceZimbabwe) October 17, 2019
Source – iHarare
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