Bangladeshi man wanted for impersonating a tour guide to steal from tourist

Bangladeshi man wanted by police for impersonating a tour guide to steal from a tourist. (Photo/Maldives Police Service)

Police are searching for a Bangladeshi man who is suspected of stealing from a tourist after pretending to be a tour guide. 

Police released a photo of the suspect in a public announcement seeking assistance in finding him on Thursday afternoon. 

According to the police, the suspect offered his services to the tourist after introducing himself as a tour guide, and then stole money from the tourist's bag when the person went in for a swim at the Artificial Beach in Male’ City. 

The police said they have not been able to identify the suspect beyond establishing his nationality, hindering efforts to find him. 

Police have asked anyone with information regarding the suspect to contact the Tourist Police at 9790070 and share the information.  

Police have thanked the public for their assistance in such cases.