Posing as IT officials, conmen loot 3 kg gold in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: A group of conmen, posing as Income Tax officials, entered a house and decamped with 3 kg of gold ornaments and cash.

The incident occurred on Monday in Gachibowli Police Station limits under Cyberabad Police Commissionerate, police said on Tuesday.

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A woman lodged a complaint with the police that five people came to her apartment in Nanakramguda on Monday afternoon, introduced themselves as IT officials, and told her that they had come to conduct a search.

Bhagyalakshmi told police that believing them, she handed over the keys to the cupboards and locker. They were present in the house for a one-and-a-half-hour to give an impression that they were conducting an investigation and took away 3 kg of gold ornaments and Rs 2 lakh cash.

The woman later realised that she was cheated and lodged a complaint with the police. A police officer said they registered a case and were scanning CCTV footage from the area to identify the culprits.