Police nab thief in the guise of vegetable vendor
Tirur: Police arrested a thief, who is an expert in robbing jewellery from people who are asleep inside their houses.
He was identified as Rasheed (46) of Edavanna in Malappuram district. He is an accused in over 50 cases.
The police nabbed Rasheed while investigating a robbery at Kalpakanchery. Rasheed stole gold ornaments from a woman and child while they were asleep inside their house.
Rasheed had bought a truck using the money he got from selling the gold. He was selling vegetables in the truck for a living while absconding in Paravoor.
According to police, Rasheed goes into hiding after committing a crime. He usually selects Tamil Nadu or areas in southern Kerala as his hideout.
Following directions from Tirur DySP K. A. Suresh Babu, a team of officials led by Kalpakanchery Inspector Muhamamd Haneefa and SI Priyan along with Special Squad members nabbed the accused.