Police have recovered the safe of Randheli Island Resort along with the money inside, 19 hours after it was reported missing.
The safe contained US$50,000 and Rf100,000 (US$6500) when it was stolen.
The safe was reported missing yesterday morning at 9:00am and 10 minutes later a team of police officers consisting of forensic officers and investigative officers were dispatched to the island, police said.
According to police the safe was found hidden inside some woods on the island at 4:30am early this morning.
Police said crimes of this type had increased lately, and said the Police Public Affairs Department had been having meetings with businessman to advise them on strengthening security of their businesses.
Police are trying to find those involved in the case as the investigation continues.
Randheli Resort is a resort under construction located in Noonu Atoll – a resort developed by the French company LVMH Moët Hennessy, according to local newspapers.
Police Spokesperson Sub-Inspector Hassan Haneef today said that one man had been arrested in connection with the case.
‘’Police have figured out three others involved in the case and are currently trying to arrest them,’’ Haneef said.
Haneef said police could not disclose further information at the time as the investigation was not yet concluded.