Man im­per­son­at­ing as po­lice robs ex­pa­tri­ate

Muscat Daily - - NATION - Swapna Taraf­dar Mus­cat

A man im­per­son­at­ing as a po­lice of­fi­cer robbed an ex­pa­tri­ate at his apart­ment in Ruwi last week.

De­scrib­ing the im­per­son­ator, the owner of the build­ing said, “He was wear­ing a kurta py­jama and he could speak in Ara­bic, English and Hindi. The man knocked at my ten­ant’s flat and said that he is a cop. My ten­ant was too scared to ask for his ID. The man said that he wanted to search the house and forced his way in.

“He made a hur­ried search, took RO50 and ran away. My ten­ant had no time to even re­act.”

A com­plaint has been lodged with the Ruwi Po­lice Sta­tion and ROP is look­ing into the case.

An­other ten­ant of the same build­ing where this in­ci­dent hap­pened said, “This man first came to my house and said he was look­ing for some Omani. My dad who opened the door told him he didn’t know any Omani and so he left hur­riedly. The man was around 20-25 years old. He looked quite rest­less and talked hastily.

“He seemed sus­pi­cious so we peeped through the win­dow to find out what he was up to. He went out of the build­ing premises first and then reen­tered. We got to know of the in­ci­dent when we heard some­one cry­ing for help. We also got to know that he had ap­proached other houses in our build­ing.”

The ROP has asked peo­ple par­tic­u­larly ex­pa­tri­ates not to show their Res­i­dent Cards or al­low any­one pos­ing as a po­lice­man in civvies en­ter their homes un­less they are sure of the per­son’s iden­tity. Peo­ple must ask for the per­son’s ID card, the ROP said.

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