Two claim to be BWSSB staffers steal valuables

Two claim to be BWSSB staffers steal valuables

Two men posing as BWSSB staffers took an elderly woman for a ride and burgled valuables worth Rs 6.3 lakh from a house in Austin town.

The victim was alone at her house on Palmgrove Road when the incident occurred, said the police. The suspects claimed that they were replacing old water pipes and wanted to check pipeline network connections and gained entry inside. One of them took her outside the house on the pretext of checking the pipe connections. Another inside the house collected valuables and came out.

They said that they would be back the next day and went away. The theft came to light when other members of the family returned home and opened the cupboard where the valuables were stored.

The Ashok Nagar police are verifying the CCTV footage to arrest the duo.

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