Police arrested four people in Dhaal Badidhoo today in connection to the theft of a safe with over Rf58,000 (US$4,500) at the island council office in the early hours of Friday, reports Sun Online.
A security watchman at the council secretariat was left bound and gagged by the thieves. The 55 year-old sustained minor injuries in the assault.
An official from the council told Sun Online that today’s arrests were made after police had prohibited anyone from leaving Badidhoo without permission.
The safes at the former Badidhoo island office and health centre were robbed on two occasions in the recent past.