Fake policemen rob woman

A housewife was robbed of her gold jewellery by two men dressed as policemen and their accomplice in Dwarka of south-west Delhi.

Kavita Juneja, 43, of Jhelum Apartment in Dwarka sector 5 was going towards a nearby market when the incident took place on Thursday around 12:15 pm.

In her statement to police, she claimed that she was walking on the road between Mother Apartment and Palam Apartment when she was stopped by two assailants.

“They, dressed as policemen, were standing by a motorcycle and advised Kavita that she must avoid wearing gold jewellery while walking on the road. They also told her that there was a sharp rise in snatching cases and she should be concerned,” a police official said.

They also narrated her an incident of snatching at Rajapuri which they claimed was reported to them on Wednesday. Thereafter, they stopped a man who was wearing a gold chain and told him to keep the chain in his pocket.

“The three men then asked the woman to take off her jewellery and told her that she must keep it in her purse,” the official added.

Kavita then took off her jewellery — four bangles and two rings — and the three men helped her wrap it in a paper. They then left the spot on the motorcycle which made Kavita suspicious.

“She then checked the wrapped paper and was shocked to see that it contained two plastic bangles,” the official said.

Realising that she had been duped, Kavita raised an alarm, but the assailants managed to escape. She then approached Dwarka South police station and a case of cheating was lodged.

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