POLICE in Bulawayo are investigating the case of a man who defrauded National Foods of electrical gadgets worth more than $26 000. There is a $1 000 reward for his arrest.
Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Mandlenkosi Moyo on Wednesday said they had launched a manhunt for Tobias Ndlovu from Tsholotsho under Chief Mgqoya for allegedly defrauding National Foods of $26 568.
Ndlovu was employed by National Foods as a foreman between July and October 8 this year.
He reportedly went to the National Foods miller and made false representations that he had come to repair the electric screening panel and wanted new contractors and limiters.
A job card was written and Ndlovu took it to the stores man and requested the electrical gadgets. He allegedly pretended to be repairing the electrical screening panel, but then disappeared with the appliances.
Moyo appealed to members of the public to assist police by providing any information that would lead to the arrest of Ndlovu.
“Ndlovu is tall, slim and dark in complexion, and about 1,7 metres tall.
“Anyone with information can contact the officer-in-charge of the Criminal Investigation Department frauds squad on 09 78446 or the investigating officer detective constable Owen Sibanda on 0712 792 989 or to report to any nearest police station or call police hotline 09 885479.
“His last known address is 25 Baring Road, Barham Green, Bulawayo,” Moyo said.