Police are investigating the theft of Rf 400,000 (US$26,000) from a safe in the office of the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC).
Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam said it appeared a group of people had entered the MTCC office in the Hulhumale Ferry terminal in Male’ by forcing open the door, and then cutting a hole through the ceiling to the first floor where the safe was located.
The thieves then forced open the safe and took the money.
Shiyam said the thieves “most probably” had information as to where the safe was located and that there was a significant sum of money inside.
No arrests have yet been made.