At least two robberies have been reported from apartments evacuated in the massive fire in Abadhahfehi Magu neighborhood of Henveru last Friday.
Residential buildings in the Abadhahfehi Magu neighborhood were evacuated when a fire which erupted from a chemical storage facility located in the neighborhood spread to three other chemical storage facilities and six residential buildings.
A police spokesperson confirms the agency has received reports of robberies from the seventh and eighth floor apartments located in one of the evacuated buildings.
The seventh floor apartment was robbed of USD 700 (MVR 10,794) in cash, and an Apple watch and iPod; while the eighth floor apartment was robbed of over MVR 37,200 in cash.
Both robberies are under investigation by the police.
The tragic fire resulted in one death and has left hundreds homeless.
National Disaster Management Authority says 433 people affected by the fire have registered for assistance with the authority.
Temporary housing in being provided in Kalaafaanu School and Imaduddin School as well as several hotels and vacant government flats.