VIJAYAWADA: Three youths impersonated police constables and stole gold jewellery weighing 90 gm from an elderly woman.

Machavaram police said that Pedapudi Paramjyothi (68), a retired teacher, was on her way to her house in Badigapet from market on Friday market. Three youths approached her and introduced themselves as police constables. They advised her not to wear gold jewellery, took her gold bangles and chain to pack. Paramjyothi opened the packet at her house only to see a stone wrapped in a paper. She lodged a complaint with the police.