Police search for man who used stolen card to purchase phones

Screengrabs from video footage of a suspect wanted by police in connection to a stolen cash card. (Photo/Maldives Police Service)

Police are looking for a man believed to have used a stolen cash card to purchase a large quantity of mobile phones.

Police released a video clip from CCTV footage of the man taken from inside a shop on Tuesday, and asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the man.

According to the police, the man is suspected of stealing a cash card from the Artificial Beach area in Henveiru district of Male’ City on September 19.

He is suspected of purchasing a large quantity of mobile phones using the stolen cash card.

The theft of the card is under investigation by the General Investigation Department.

Police have asked anyone with information regarding the man to contact the General Investigation Department at 9631696 and share the information. Callers have been asked to share the case index number (498682) when they share the information.