The Maldives Police Service’s Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) Department has recovered stolen jewellery and electronic items with a combined estimated value of Rf500,000 in two separate operations.
Police said a 22 year-old male was arrested in connection with the stolen jewellery, while another 24 year-old man was arrested in connection with the stolen electronics.
According to police, the Rf500,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from a goldsmith located at Maafannu ‘Vaikaradhoo’ and the electronics were stolen from Villa Technology Office located at Galolhu ‘Greenge’.
A total of 12 laptops and five external hard disks were stolen from Villa Technology Office, according to police.
The stolen jewellery meanwhile was discovered inside the residence of the 22 year-old man living, police said.