Fake police rob couple of gold ornaments
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Two fake cops in police uniform on Tuesday evening duped a married couple of gold ornaments worth nearly Rs 2 lakh in Andheri East area.
Andheri police said Prabhakar Lotankar (59) was walking home with his wife from a wedding reception around 6.30 pm Tuesday, when the two men in police uniform stopped them near Sai Prasad Hotel in Gondavali and told them to remove gold ornaments and hide them as chain-snatchers were on the prowl ahead. They allegedly took the ornaments, two chains and earrings worth Rs 1,80,000, and put them in a bag.
"The accused put the ornaments in a bag and through sleight of hand handed them a bag that did not contain the jewellery," said Police Sub Inspector Raisa Shaikh.
After discovering the switch, the couple approached Andheri police. "We registered a case under section 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), section 170 (impersonating a public servant) and section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code against the unidentified imposters.
The complainants have described the faces of the accused and we have sent their sketches to police stations across the city," added Shaikh.
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