Berhampur, August 6 (LocalWire): Police have launched an awareness drive here about miscreants impersonating as policemen and hoodwinking the elderly to give up their gold ornaments to them for safekeeping.
Police have been distributing leaflets besides announcing the same in crowded places.
Women and the elderly have been advised to inform the police if anyone asks them to give up ornaments or cash posing as police personnel.
Police launched motorcycle patrolling in the city from last month and are repeatedly telling people not to fall prey to criminals asking them to hand over their ornaments or cash.
SP (Berhampur) Pinak Mishra also appealed to the people through social media.
While at least six such incidents were reported in the city till last month, miscreants once again targeted a woman and looted a mangal sutra, weighing 50 grams at Dalua Street last week.