Rajakumari: There is something ‘official’ about serial offender Ratheesh who was arrested for stealing motorbike from the KSEB section office premises on Christmas Eve here.
Ratheesh loves to steal bikes while wearing a kakhi uniform, which is the official attire of some of the government employees, and interestingly prefers the official outfit of Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB) workers.
The same modus operandi was followed while robbing the motorcycle of KSEB employee Sabumon. Ratheesh took Sabumon’s official dress, which was hanging on the wall and had the motorbike key, through the office window, and later rode away the two-wheeler wearing the uniform to Adimali near here.
Ratheesh wears the stolen uniform and a helmet similar to that of KSEB workers to hoodwink the patrol police. The accused has many theft cases registered against him in various police stations.
Police have indicated that Ratheesh is part of a gang involved in stealing vehicles from various parts of the state and selling them as scrap in other states. Further investigations are on.