Police are looking for three men who were caught on video footage obtained through the security camera of Randheli Resort’s main office in Male’, after it was robbed of more than MVR 100,000 (US$6500).
According to police, the robbery took place in the early hours of Saturday morning. The thieves took MVR 80,000 (US$5194) and US$3000.
Police have released the video footage of the robbery and appealed to the public to share any information they have regarding the case or persons involved in it.
The video footage obtained by police show three men sneaking from one room to another and roaming around inside the office looking for something.
All three were covering their faces and were wearing gloves. The video shows one man was carrying an object resembling an iron bar.
The video shows the man break breaching a room inside the office using a metal tool and coming out with a bag. Soon after they leave the office.
The face of one of the three men is seen at the beginning of the video footage.
Polices Spokesperson Sub-Inspector Hassan Haneef did not respond to calls from Minivan News today.
In a statement police have requested the public to contact 332 2111 or police Serious and Organised Crime Department (991 1099) if anyone has information that might help the police investigation.
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.