HYDERABAD: A coconut vendor in the city, earlier convicted in burglary cases, has been arrested by Rachakonda police on Wednesday. Police recovered 61 tolas gold and cash, all worth over `18 lakh. He was earlier arrested in 46 cases of burglary, said the police.K Ramakrishna ailas Daweed (37) of Kothamalapally had moved to Hyderabad around 11 years ago. He started selling coconuts at Chikkadpally. In 2006, he was first arrested for his involvement in 25 burglaries. Police had then recovered 55 tolas of gold.
After being released from judicial custody, he was again arrested in 2009 for committing nine burglaries, and again in 2012, for committing 12 burglaries. A total of 79 tolas of gold was recovered from them in the two instances. DCP (Malkajgiri) Ch R Umamaheswara Sarma said, “In 2013, he was released from Chanchalguda central prison. While the efforts were on to verify his whereabouts, police caught him.”