A staff of the Civil Court has been arrested for stealing laptops from the court, local media have reported
According to CNM reported that the person was arrested after obtaining an arrest warrant and also police obtained a search warrant to search the person’s house.
According to CNM, police have recovered the stolen laptops.
The Maldives Police Service’s Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) Department has recovered stolen jewellery and electronic items with a combined estimated value of Rf500,000 in two separate operations.
Police said a 22 year-old male was arrested in connection with the stolen jewellery, while another 24 year-old man was arrested in connection with the stolen electronics.
According to police, the Rf500,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from a goldsmith located at Maafannu ‘Vaikaradhoo’ and the electronics were stolen from Villa Technology Office located at Galolhu ‘Greenge’.
A total of 12 laptops and five external hard disks were stolen from Villa Technology Office, according to police.
The stolen jewellery meanwhile was discovered inside the residence of the 22 year-old man living, police said.
The Criminal Court has sentenced a 19 year old man to four years and six months jail for robbing ‘Formax Computers’, a prominent hardware and software retailer in Male’.
Ali Latheef from the island of Villingili in Gaafu Alifu Atoll was found guilty of robbing the store following his arrest on March 7, while he was attempting to flee with laptops, pen drives, modems and other electronic devices.
He was caught by police after using a shovel to break the glass window of the shopfront.
Latheef reportedly covered his face with a mask when he realised that the place was under surveillance, however police officers patrolling the area witnessed the incident and arrested the man.
Spokesperson for the Criminal Court Ahmed Riffath he had no information regarding the matter.
Police have arrested a father and his son with a quantity of allegedly stolen electronics in Kulhudhufushi of Haa Dhaalu
Police identified the two man as Mohamed Hussein, 54, and Adham Mohamed, 18, of Javahirumaage in Kulhudhufushi.
Police Sergeant Abdul Muhusin said the two men were arrested yesterday at 6:15pm.
Muhusin said police had discovered 34 mobile phones, two 500GB hard drives, 17 phone chargers, 4 CD players, 8 headsets, 6 phone batteries, 3 pen drives, 1 motor-bike remote, 1 knife, 1 mobile phone cover, 1 necklace with an ”Allah” logo, 1 ring, 1 calculator, 11 remotes, 1 radio, 1 speaker, 1 hand bag, 1 computer monitor and a USB cable.
Muhusin said the father had no police record, but his son had previously been arrested with ‘Dunlop’, a glue reportedly used for sniffing on some islands.
Police said the men were caught in a special operation led by Kulhudhufushi Police station.
Kulhudhufushi police station did not respond to Minivan News at time of press.