BENGALURU: A 27-year-old software engineer and his girlfriend who had gone for a long drive on Saturday, were attacked by two men posing as police, and robbed of Rs 60,000 on NICE Road near Talaghattapura. The incident occurred around 6.30 pm. The victims were identified as Varun, a resident of Nagabhavi, and his girlfriend, a resident of J P Nagar.
Varun, in his statement to the police, said that he had parked his vehicle beside NICE Road and was talking to his girlfriend when two men came in another car from the opposite direction, slowed down, and asked him and his girlfriend to come out of their vehicle.
“One of the men introduced himself as a policeman in plainclothes. I was scared and got down from the car. They threatened that they will book cases against me and send me to police custody,” Varun said in his complaint.
Police said, “Varun got scared and pleaded with the fake policemen to leave him and his girlfriend alone. At this juncture, another man came to the spot and told Varun that he would solve their problem, for which he demanded Rs1 lakh. When Varun said he didn’t have so much cash, the cop told him to withdraw it from a nearby ATM or else he would face dire consequences.”
The man who posed as if he was trying to help Varun, pleaded with the police to let go of the engineer and agreed to pay the money. The man got into Varun’s car and went to a nearby ATM with him, and made him withdraw Rs60,000. He then took the cash and fled from the spot in the same vehicle as the fake cops, the police said.
Varun approached the jurisdictional police when he realised he was conned and filed a complaint. Talaghattapura police have taken up a case of robbery and are verifying the CCTV footage from the ATM to identify the conmen.