Police nab infamous goon Vadival Vineeth, in cinema-style chase
Kollam: Kollam City Police managed to nab the infamous goon, Vadival Vineeth, through a cinema-styled chase. Vineeth (21) was caught from Lakshamveedu colony near Kadappakkada town in Kollam by Thursday morning.
Police have been trying to capture Vineeth for a long time. He has been accused of several robberies that took place centered on the Ernakulam- Thiruvananthapuram Highway. Officers of different police stations were following Vineeth on Wednesday night. They caught him when he reached Kollam in a stolen car. However, he ran away after ramming the car into the police vehicles and created an atmosphere of terror. The police officers chased him after he ran away.
Police woke the local residents through loudspeaker announcement in an effort to trace him. The locals, including women, joined hands with the police to find Vineeth. Finally, he was caught while attempting to jump over a wall of a house near the town border.
Before reaching Kollam, Vineeth attempted to steal money from a petrol pump using a machete. The incident happened at 1.58 am on Thursday. He asked the employee for the key of the cupboard in which the money was kept. Meanwhile, another customer reacher the petrol pump and Vineeth left the spot immediately. Following this, the petrol pump employee informed Kilimanoor police about the incident.
Police stated that Vineeth is the leader of the gang that included Michael, Shincy, Syam who are accused in robbery cases from Ernakulam to Kanyakumari.
Vineeth spent two years of his life at a juvenile home. After his marriage, his wife Shincy also became an accomplice to his crimes. Police had arrested Vineeth, Michael, Shincy and Syam last month. But Vineeth and Michael managed to escape from the primary health center, where they stayed under observation ahead of being taken to the jail. After the escape, they managed to commit 20 thefts.
Karunagapally police arrested Michael while trying to escape to Thiruvananthapuram.
Vineeth, after reaching Chadayamangalam from Kilimaoor, abandoned his Royal Enfield bike and stole an Alto car from its owner. He was caught by the police while going to Kollam in this car. Police deployed their entire force in the region to nab him.