The city police have arrested a 35-year-old ex-convict for allegedly stealing around nine and a half tolas worth of gold jewelery from a woman by beating her up and turning her away. in his opinion in Gajuwaka on Sunday.

The arrested person has been identified as Bandaru Ramcharan Kumar (35) of Lankelapalem.

According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (Gajuwaka) T. Trinadh Rao, the 29-year-old woman from Kasimkota was waiting in a bus at Anakapalli Bus Station. She met Ramcharan Kumar, who talked her into calling her sister and told her that he could offer her a job at a customer care center in Visakhapatnam. Believing his words, he went with him on the bike until he met Gajuwaka.

Ramcharan said that his passport size photo would be required and took him to a photo booth. The accused told the woman that she had to be photographed without gold ornaments for the job. Believing him, the woman took off the jewelry and kept it in a bag. While he was busy shooting, the accused fled the scene. Realizing that she had been duped, the woman lodged a complaint with the Gajuwaka police.

Acting on a tip-off, the Gajuwaka police arrested the accused in Srinagar area on Sunday. According to the police, the accused was already involved in 15 property cases, including cheating men in Rajamahendravaram and Vijayawada. He has a charge sheet against him at II Town Police Station in Visakhapatnam city.

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