Two nabbed in fake money deal

03 Dec 2013 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 03 DEC (NAMPA) - The City Police arrested two con artists who allegedly almost talked a man into giving them N.dollars 30 000 in the capital on Tuesday.
The suspects, Nigerian and Angolan nationals aged between 30 and 45 years, were intercepted by the police as they were about to accompany the man to the bank to withdraw the N.dollars 30 000.
According to the City Police, the suspects told the victim they had a bottle containing a chemical which not only turns paper into money, but which can also multiply the money.
The suspects had with them a black briefcase containing stacks of black paper the size of N.dollar 100 notes with a white powder coating the notes.
They also had with them a small bottle coated in gold paint that contained a chemical which they used to lure their victims. In this case, they had promised their unsuspecting victim that they could increase his money to N.dollars 90 000.
A friend of the victim approached the police to find out whether it was possible for paper to be turned into money using a chemical, upon with the police initiated an investigation and arrested the suspects in the Hochland Park residential area.
Senior Superintendent of the City Police, Gerry Shikesho told Nampa on Tuesday around eight cases of this nature have been reported to the police in the past six months.
Shikesho warned members of the public to be on the lookout for con artists, “especially around this time of the year when Christmas is approaching.”
The suspects will make their first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.