Trade Me 'scammer' wanted by Waikato police

  • 27/08/2016
Andrew Jacobs (Supplied)
Andrew Jacobs (Supplied)

A 23-year-old man with a penchant for offering to purchase items but failing to pay upon delivery is being chased by police.

Authorities have a warrant for Andrew Colin George Jacobs' arrest, but police are unsure of his whereabouts and are seeking help from the public to locate him.

Trade Me 'scammer' wanted by Waikato police

Andrew Colin George Jacobs (Supplied)

Police say Jacobs has obtained items for sale and promised to pay for them on delivery - but failed to follow through once he has received them.

His most frequent channel for defrauding people has been on the internet auction website Trade Me, police say.

Mr Jacobs is known to have connections and family in Rangitikei and Waikato, and was last seen in Morrinsville in the early hours of Saturday.

Police say they believe he will be attempting to head to central North Island town of Bulls.

Anyone with information on Jacobs' location has been urged to contact Morrinsville Police on (07) 889 5071, or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.