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Senior citizen thwarts robbery attempt in Mumbai

A 65-year-old woman thwarted three men who allegedly posed as police officers and tried to steal her gold ornaments in Santacruz (west) on Saturday morning.

mumbai Updated: Nov 02, 2016 16:10 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu

A 65-year-old woman thwarted three men who allegedly posed as police officers and tried to steal her gold ornaments in Santacruz (west) on Saturday morning.

According to the Santacruz police, the incident occurred around 11am near Rakesh Khanna garden. The woman, Nirmala Sakpal, is a resident of Gazdar band and a domestic help by profession.

Sakpal was going to work when she was stopped by the three men who posed as police officers and asked her to remove her gold ornaments and keep them in a handkerchief, saying that a theft had taken place in the area.

However, the woman caught their bluff and started screaming for help. The trio then tried to steal the ornaments from her. Listening to her screams, a few passersby and two patrolling beat marshals rushed to her help.

All three accused were arrested by the cops and identified as Asif Sayyed 55, Assadulah Khan 35, and Kazi Jafri 26, who has a crime record.

The accused have been booked under sections 392 (punishment for robbery), 34 (common intention) and 170 (impersonating a public servant) of the Indian Penal Code. All three were produced before a magistrate on Sunday and remanded in police custody for further probe.