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Conman with helmet strikes at dairy, takes away Rs 31,500
ST Correspondent | Friday, 19 May 2017 AT 11:43 PM IST
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Pune: A conman wearing a helmet, who is in his late twenties, continues to be on the loose despite cheating eight persons in the city. The conman struck on Thursday morning in Dighi and stole Rs 31,500 from Sukumar Mote (38), a cashier at a dairy.

Police Sub-Inspector R Kamble of Dighi police station, who is investigating the case, said the conman, wearing the helmet, asked Sukumar for Rs 2,000 notes in exchange of cash of smaller denomination. During the exchange the conman stole Rs 31,500 and Sukumar failed to notice it at that time.

“The theft came to light when the victim started totalling his cash and found that Rs 31,500 is missing.” added Kamble.

The city police said the conman is active since demonetisation and has cheated several persons in the city. Similar cases have been lodged under jurisdiction of Lashkar, Kothrud, Bharti Vidyapeeth and Vishrambaug police stations. The conman in January had stolen Rs 44,000 from a cooperative bank in Dhankawadi. He approached the bank with 20 notes of Rs 100 denomination and sought a note of Rs 2,000. But after the exchange, the bank employee realised that the conman had distracted her and managed to steal 22 notes of Rs 2,000 denomination. The city police are working on the case and trying to find CCTV footage of the area to nab the thief.

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