Police have arrested three police officers and a Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) officer after they allegedly robbed a large amount of cash from expatriate workers in a house near the State Bank of India (SBI) in Male’s Heniveru ward.
Newspaper Haveeru reported that one police officer was a member of the police investigations team, while another was a Special Operations (SO) officer.
Haveeru reported that the men entered the house and attacked and threatened the expatriate workers on Friday night around 9:00pm.
Two of the police officers were in uniform during the incident, according to Haveeru.
The paper reported that two police officers met one of the expatriates on the road and robbed him of his mobile phone, before heading towards the house the workers were living in.
Police Spokesperson Sub-Inspector Hassan Haneef today confirmed to Minivan News that a robbery was reported to police on Friday night.
Haneef said he could not confirm whether police officers and a MNDF officer were involved in the robbery.
‘’There were Maldivians involved in it,’’ he said, adding that this was all the information that he could share regarding the case at the moment.
Online newspaper Manadhoolive has also reported the same incident.