Rf900,000 stolen from Damas Company

Police are investigating the theft of two safes holding over Rf 900,000 (US$58,365) from Damas Company’s head office, located on the fifth floor of the company’s building.

General Manager of Damas Ahmed Shakeeb said on Sunday that the two safes were noticed missing when the office was opened on Saturday.

He claimed the “theft was well planned” as the safes were stolen from the office without any damage to the office or locks.

“Thieves must have used the keys to open the doors. They had only entered the room where the safes were locked in,” Shakeeb said.

However he noted that it is too soon to say whether any employee was involved, adding that the theft has now been reported to the police.

Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam confirmed that police are investigating the theft.

No arrests have yet been made.

Meanwhile police are also investigating the theft of Rf 400,000 (US$26,000) from a safe in the office of the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) earlier this month.

According to police, a group of people entered the MTCC office in the Hulhumale Ferry terminal in Male’ by forcing open the door and 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.

Police observed the thieves “most probably” had information as to where the safe was located and that there was a significant sum of money inside.


Four arrested in Badidhoo safe robbery

Police arrested four people in Dhaal Badidhoo today in connection to the theft of a safe with over Rf58,000 (US$4,500) at the island council office in the early hours of Friday, reports Sun Online.

A security watchman at the council secretariat was left bound and gagged by the thieves. The 55 year-old sustained minor injuries in the assault.

An official from the council told Sun Online that today’s arrests were made after police had prohibited anyone from leaving Badidhoo without permission.

The safes at the former Badidhoo island office and health centre were robbed on two occasions in the recent past.