Two youngsters stole 200 grams of gold ornaments from a old couple after approaching them in the guise of jewellery polishers in Begumpet the previous day, the police said on Wednesday.

The duo went to the house of a retired employee of Indian Airlines, Devender, 70, in Brahmanwadi posing as gold polishers, Begumpet ACP I.T.V.S. Suryanarayana said. Leading the man and his wife to believe that they were experts in cleaning jewellery with some powder, the tricksters walked into the kitchen.

They asked the housewife to take off the ornaments, which she wore and kept the same in a dish filled with water. They mixed some powder in the water and kept the lid. “Remove the lid after 30 minutes,” the duo said while leaving the house.

The senior couple later found the dish empty.

Techie’s house burgled

In another case, thieves made off with gold ornaments weighing 150 grams after breaking into the house of a techie in Bowenpally police station area. The offenders broke open the latch of the house of Vidya Sagar in ICRISAT Phase-II Colony in Old Bowenpally.

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