Business Crime Robbery

Six arrested in connection to bank theft

Six people have been arrested in relation to the theft from the Gaafu Alifu Vilingili branch of the Bank of Maldives.

Maldives Police Service said that a large sum of money was stolen from the bank by the thieves who got in after breaking through the room.

The arrests were made in a police operation with Police Intelligence and a large portion of the money was recovered as well. However, the total amount of money involved in the case is unclear at this time.

The BML theft was reported around 5:30 a.m. last night.

Bank Services has been put on hold on the island due to the theft and services will resume after the police complete their on-scene procedures.

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