BANGALORE: A gang of three miscreants in the guise of policemen robbed two women of their gold ornaments in two separate incidents in the city on Wednesday.
In the first incident that was reported in Indiranagar police station limits, Dhanalakshmi, 61, a resident of Hunting Colony in Indiranagar, was robbed of 114 grams of gold ornaments.
The police said that the victim had gone to the Post Office in Indiranagar and was walking back home. Meanwhile, three bike-borne men aged between 30 and 35 years stopped her claiming to be policemen. They also reportedly displayed an identity card.
They told her that a murder had taken place in the vicinity and asked her to keep her jewels safely inside her purse. Trusting them, the woman removed her gold chain, bangles and finger ring and gave it to them. They cheated her by trying to keep the jewels inside her purse and returned her the purse. The victim learnt that she was duped only after she reached home and checked the purse, the police explained.
In a similar incident, Madhu, 62, a native of Jharkhand, was robbed of 60 grams of gold ornaments in Horamavu. She was staying with her daughter in Vijaya Bank Colony and had gone to buy fish when the incident took place. The police suspect that the same gang is behind both these incidents. “The miscreants were conversing in Hindi and it is suspected that they belong to a Irani gang, which has committed similar crimes earlier,” the police added. Ramamurthynagar police have registered a case in this connection.