Surah: Thief cleans affluent homes and smears police with dust

Jayanti Khetmal, a resident of Desu village in Shergadh district of Rajasthan, has carried out at least seven thefts in Surat in the last 13 years . Khetmal, a resident of Desu village in Shergadh district of Rajasthan, has carried out at least seven thefts in the city in the last 13 years .

SURAT: Jayanti Khetmal alias Kamlesh Yadav alias Ramesh Oswal alias Jayantilal Jayswal is west Indias replacement for Frank Abagnale, an American felon who wrote the all-time bestseller, Catch me if you can.A billionaire thief vanished for the umpteenth time on Wednesday after stealing Rs 56 lakh in cash from an ultra-luxurious apartment in Vesu, and Surat police are now deconstructing his extraordinary abilities in successful escapes.Khetmal, a resident of Desu village in Shergadh district of Rajasthan, has carried out at least seven thefts in the city in the last 13 years, the vast majority of which are over Rs 50 lakh!His tried and true model of operation is simple: Working as domestic help in households and with a tone so casual that no one can resist his temptation to nominate him quickly.

The thief, who heckled the cops with his ruse, managed to steal their appreciation by revealing that after the bulk of his thievings, he goes to Ahmedabad to give a portion of his booty to a temple.He also stated that he shared a portion of the robbed valuables with his relatives in his native village, asking for their assistance in arranging his bail.This time, Khetmal targeted a property businessman named Tarun Shah, and burgled his house in Happy Excelencia in the hopes of finding domestic assistance.After sharing it with the Shahs a few years earlier while living in a neighboring home, he had called him by phone for work.

He stayed in a Shahs apartment.However, Khetmal vanished from the house on Wednesday morning.Khetmal was arrested, according to police reports.However, the police have yet to confirm his arrest.

This time, he devised a simple escape strategy and executed it on a bicycle with the money stored in a trolly bag!