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Man posing as a police constable tricks her

CHENNAI: A man posing as a police constable relieved a woman of seven sovereigns of gold jewellery at Kotturpuram on Tuesday.

The police said V.Padmasri (37) of Ramasamy Street in Mannady, was on her way to an educational institution when the suspect intervened and advised her to remove her jewellery as the area was prone to chain-snatching incidents.

When Padmasri removed her jewellery, he offered to help her pack the valuables in a paper packet.

When she opened the packet on reaching home, she found the jewellery missing.

Replaced with sand, stones

The accused had replaced them with sand and stones.

The Kotturpuram police are investigating.