Police arrest 2 men who broke into Hulhumale' Gateway School

Evidence confiscated by police from Gateway International School in Hulhumale' on May 8, 2018. (Photo/Police)

Two men who broke into the Gateway International School in Hulhumale’ have been arrested attempting to flee the scene by Maldives Police Service.

MPS has released a statement via its website which says the two would-be robbers were caught on the run after jumping over the wall surrounding the school property at approximately 3:40 am this Tuesday.

They have been identified as one 20-year-old Maldivian man and one 37-year-old Maldivian man.

MPS said the 37-year-old was arrested from the no. 3 road on Hithigasmagu, and the 20-year-old was arrested from near Hulhumale’ Flat No. 48.

MPS said officers recovered a mobile phone, two wrenches, screwdrivers, a bag, gloves and a facemask during their search in and just outside the school property.

The case is now under investigation.

Two shops and a salon was targeted in a series of break-ins in Hulhumale’ just one week ago.