Police are on the lookout for two men who allegedly posed as police officials and duped a 55-year-old woman of ornaments worth Rs50,000 in Vile Parle (east), a suburb in Mumbai, on Monday.
According to the Vile Parle police, the incident took place around 8.30am outside the entrance of the New Airport colony, Pariswada on Sahar road. The woman, Vijaya Marathe, 55, is a resident of Durga chawl in Andheri (west).
Marathe was out for a walk in the morning when she was stopped by the two accused, who told her that she could not go ahead as some “security issue” had come up on the road. They asked her to remove her ornaments for safety and put them away in a handkerchief that they offered to her. She did as she was told and the accused changed the handkerchief with another one and fled with the gold.
When the woman realised what had happened, she approached Vile Parle police station where an FIR was registered under sections 170 (personating a public servant) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.