CHENNAI: In two separate incidents, gold chains worth eight sovereigns were stolen from two elderly women here on Tuesday.
In the first incident, a transgender gang flagged Hazeezunisha, (65), who was walking across Santhome High Road and Muthu Road junction, and asked her for an address. Under the pretext of seeking the elderly woman’s blessing for the marriage which the quartet claimed to have been heading for, one of them snatched her 3 sovereign gold chain and sped away in an auto that was parked a few meters away.
In the other incident, Pechiyammal, (70) of Pallavaram, was visited by a duo who claimed that she had won the third prize in a draw of lots that she participated in while purchasing a refrigerator from their firm. However, she told the duo that she had purchased only a mixer from them. The duo then sifted through the documents and informed her that she had won two gm gold for that purchase and added that they would make a dollar for her favourite chain. The duo made her part with her 5 sovereign gold chain under the pretext of measuring it for the dollar. They then asked her to bring a passport size photograph for the gold dollar to be handed over. The moment she went into her bedroom to get her photo, the duo fled the spot in a motor bike.