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Fake cops on the prowl: Four more elderly women robbed

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 - 10:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
In the past few days, there has been a spurt in the incidents of elderly women being robbed of gold ornaments by fake policemen.

The police have registered three fresh cases of elderly women being robbed of gold ornaments by fake policemen on Tuesday. There has been a spurt in such incidents over the past few days and the police have tried to alert people about this through banners and personally meeting with seniors. The police suspect that the same two men have committed the three robberies. Based on the description, they have prepared sketches of the robbers.

In Malad (W)
Indra Shah (67) was returning from a visit to the temple along with two friends around 10am when two people dressed in civil clothes, but posing as policemen, alighted from a bike along Narsingh lane, off Link Road, and suggested that she put away her gold chain and rings as a woman had been robbed of her gold chain a short distance away. Shah did as she was told and put here ornaments in a handkerchief. But the two distracted the women and made away with the ornaments.

In another incident, Kanti Surendra Valucha (68) was robbed of a gold mangalsutra and a bangle totally worth Rs2 lakh, on her way to buy milk at Charkop.

In Borivli (W)
Two men approached Anita Doshi (70), who was on a morning walk on Carter Road. The men apparently used the same modus operandi and took away the woman’s gold chain and pendant worth Rs1.5 lakh. Doshi lives at Yogi Darshan at Makwana Nagar.

In Vikhroli
Kalawati Swami (60) had just returned home after shopping, when a man knocked on her door on the ground floor of building number 189 in Tagore Nagar. No sooner did she open the door, the man stepped inside, snatched her gold mangalsutra worth Rs1.35 lakh, ran out where an accomplice was waiting on a bike and fled.




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