Dear Sir or Madam,
My name is David Parduhn, I am a PhD student from Germany, writing to you as I am desperate.
I was robbed of at least 17,000 Kwacha and an outdoor laptop. To make a long story short: I trusted a mechanic named Percy Bwalya so I gave this amount of money to him to buy a refurbished engine and other spare parts in South Africa.
Once the money was into his account (he received 9,000 in cash at Flintstones Backpackers and 8,000 went into his company account), he cut off all communication. He gave some stories after weeks, but by now I am sure he is on the run since over a month. He also took my car keys and car papers. So I can’t even give the work to someone else or move the car at the moment.
I went with a court warrant to his bank, just to find out that he was happily withdrawing money in Kitwe – not in South Africa.
His company (I think it’s a one man show) which is doing all this to me is called “Blue Flame Industrial Engineering and General Suppliers
Ltd” and registred in Livingstone.
I am writing to you since I have tried everything by now – police, Interpol, my embassy. Police has not been too helpful but asking for money, talk time, fuel, food, etc. My case was already moved to another investigator, but he is also in need of transport etc.
I am more than willing to honour their labour, but I can’t pump in more money as I just lost a lot of money, being a student. I am
supposed to carry out fieldwork in rural Zambia, and I have already lost one-fourth of my time.
I would have been over it by now if it would have been pure theft or robbery – but he swindled me his big friendship, he was playing with emotions, sympathy etc.
Please help me to get hold of this culprit and spread the word. He is tall and slim, has dreadlocks (maybe not any longer), his name is
Percy Bwalya, he was raised in Livingstone and is known as a mechanic who lived in Lusaka at several backpackers places. Please assist me in
whatever way you can – through contacts, spreading the word in fb, twitter, on air, etc.
Please find attached a recent photo, and a copy of the police report which is confidential, of course.
If anyone sees him, please call Lusaka Central Police, where Mr Mtonga is investigating the case under the docket number 13544/14.
Thank you so much for taking this SOS into consideration.
With the best regards,