A Bulawayo man Tuesday lost US$7 701 to two female suspects who sneakily swapped his US$100 notes for US$1 bills after they had approached him for some change.
Police revealed the offence in a twit Wednesday.
“The ZRP urges the public to verify transactions before they are completed to avoid being duped. Police in Bulawayo are investigating a Fraud case which occurred on 01/02/2022 at a business premise along Wingrove Road, Thorngrove.
“Two female suspects defrauded the complainant US$ 7 701 after they pretended to be seeking small denominations of hard cash in exchange of US$10 000.
“The complainant gave the suspects US$8000 and was given 99 x US$1-00 notes covered by two US$100 notes,” said the police.
Police went on to appeal for anyone with information to contact any of their nearest stations.
Offences involving hard currency are now prevalent in the country as a lot of citizens and businesses continue to shun the local currency for US dollars.
Some have fallen prey to armed robbers who storm their homes and business premises to snatch large sums of money.