A 66-year old man was stabbed in Addu City and robbed of his mobile phone and wallet this afternoon, police have confirmed.
The incident occurred at 2:44pm today, with the wounded man later being admitted to Hithadhoo Regional Hospital.
He was later identified by police as Hassan Ali of Saifaimaage, who had previously worked for the Maldives Police Service in a civil position before retiring with honour.
The case is now under investigation.
Local media has meanwhile reported that the man received injuries to his arm and ear in the attack.
No arrests have been made in connection with the case at present.