2 arrested for mugging a foreigner

Shaheed Hussain Adam Building across the Republic Square. (Sun file photo/Ihthisham Mohamed)

Maldives Police Service arrested 2 Maldivians for mugging MVR and USD from a foreigner.

Two males 42 years and 54 years were arrested for mugging MVR 5,000 and USD 2,500 from a foreigner near Ace Hardware Store last Thursday. The foreigner was paying for his food in a café when he was mugged.

Police states that the 42-year-old man had USD 1,300 which was mugged form the foreigner and a plastic packet with substances suspected to be drugs with him, when he was arrested.

Maldives Police Service in their press conference held on the very same day has noted that 71 cases of mugging were reported in the first three months of the year 2019 and the highest number of mugging took place in Henveiru of Male’ City.

Maldives Police informs that they received the call about mugging around 17:55 last Thursday.