The police have not made breakthrough in the case theft wherein two persons in the guise of policemen duped a woman of her jewels on Thursday.
A man in police uniform stopped Lalitha, a lecturer in Government Pre-University College, when she was near the college gate.
He asked Lalitha to meet the officer sitting in a vehicle nearby.
The man in the vehicle, also in police uniform, asked Lalitha to remove her gold necklace and bangles.
When Lalitha said she would remove her bangles and necklace in the staff room, the officer-like person insisted that she remove them and so she did accordingly.
The man helped Lalitha putting her bangles and necklace into her bag. When Lalitha reached college, she found her ornaments missing from the bag. She filed a complaint at the Mangalore North police station.
Similarly, thieves stole the gold chain and gold ring of Umesh Pai, a resident of Bokkapatna, when he was walking to Mangalore One centre in Ballalbagh to pay his bills.
A person dressed in police uniform stopped Mr. Pai and asked him to remove his ornaments. He told Mr. Pai that it would be unsafe to walk with ornaments as people who had murdered a person in the locality were on the loose. Mr. Pai took off his ornaments and the thief put them in Mr. Pai’s bag. Mr. Pai checked his bag at Mangalore One Centre and found his ornaments missing. Mr. Pai filed a compliant at the Barke police station.