Two men reportedly tricked a 45-year-old woman into swapping her gold jewelry for a box of rocks in Kamaryut Township on Friday.
According to an account the woman gave local police, she was waiting for a bus in the morning when two men approached her, saying they were gem traders.
They told her to hand over her gold earrings and necklace in return for a box – when she looked inside there was nothing but tiny rocks.
She put the episode down to hypnosis.
“She was standing in the street strangely for a while,” a witness told The Voice Weekly. “She came to her senses again after a local resident touched her.”
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