A man posed as a ‘corporator’ from MBMC has looted a 62-year-old retired senior citizen and decamped with his gold ring and cash worth Rs. 20000 in broad daylight at the crowded place.
In the afternoon, the victim was returning home after visiting his bank. A man approached him and claimed as a corporator. The accused pretended himself as corporator and called someone over the phone. “The latter came and touched his feet and addressed him as Nagarsevak (corporator),” said Sandip Kadam, Senior Police Inspector, Mira Road Police Station.
As the senior citizen tried to recollect, one of them kept him busy in conversation, while the other hoodwinked him into handing over his gold ring and cash amounting Rs 20,000. “We feel that the victim may have been hypnotised by the duo. That’s why he gave away his gold and cash,” said police.
Meanwhile, a case under sections 170 (personating a public servant) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the IPC has been registered at the Mira Road police station against the unidentified imposters.
Police are checking the CCTV footage from the vicinity to trace the culprits and are investigating further.
Two weeks ago, fake cops robbed a senior citizen of her gold ornaments worth Rs 36,000. Now, a crook posed as the corporator to rob an elderly man. These types of Bol Bachchan gangs are active in the twin city. Crime cases have been on the rise.