Posing As Cops, Miscreants Loot Gold From Elderly Couple in Berhampur

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Berhampur: Unidentified miscreants, posing as cops, looted jewellery worth lakhs of rupees from an elderly couple at Jayprakash Nagar square in Berhampur on Sunday.

The victims have been identified as Bhaskar Patra and Rajkumari Patra of Bhubaneswar. They had come to Berhampur to attend a function.

According to sources, the miscreants, posing as cops, waylaid the couple near Jayprakash Nagar and asked them to remove the jewellery as safety purpose. Then they asked the couple to place the ornaments in a paper.

After the couple packed the jewellery, the miscreants decamped with the packet containing around 80 grams of gold ornaments, sources added.

On being informed about the daylight robbery, Baidyanathpur police reached the spot and launched a probe.

Reportedly, police are checking the footages of CCTVs installed in the locality to identify the desperadoes while launching a manhunt to nab them.

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