Maldives Police Service has arrested two suspects in connection with the robbery in A. A. Mathiveri in the pre-dawn hours of this Thursday.
The suspects have been identified as a 37-year-old man and a 33-year-old man.
They had broken into the STO pharmacy and stolen the money safe, but during their escape, were spotted by patrolling police officers at approximately 2:50 am.
The robbers, when ordered to stop by the police officers, had dropped the safe and fled.
The safe was confiscated by the officers and the break-in at the STO pharmacy discovered during a search of buildings at the island to identify the location of the robbery.
The robbers had entered the pharmacy by smashing through its glass door.