Police retrieve MVR 100,000 stolen by office assistant

Police on Wednesday arrested an employee of Global Link Pvt Ltd with over MVR 100,000 (US$6,485) stolen from the company.

According to police media, MVR99,895 was recovered during the arrest of Mohamed Muad, 36, of Seenu Meedhoo Seasunwaadhee.

The money was entrusted to Muad, an office assistant at Global Link, to be deposited at the Mauritius Commercial Bank. Police were alerted to the theft by the company.

The suspect’s detention has since been extended to 15 days by the Criminal Court.

At a press briefing on Thursday, Inspector Ahmed Shaheeth revealed that the stolen cash was found in a bag stashed inside a lift compartment at a house under construction in the Henveiru district of Male’.