Thief uses pain relief spray to rob man in Hulhumale

A thief used pain relief spray to rob a man in the reclaimed suburb Hulhumale on Sunday.

Police said the man was robbed while trying to deposit a large sum of money at the Maldives Islamic Bank branch in Hulhumale after spraying the victim's face with pain relief spray.

Two suspects had reportedly been involved in the robbery which occurred just before noon on Sunday, police said adding that the investigation was now underway.

Last July, two employees of Ensis Fisheries Group was robbed while carrying MVR2 million in cash.

Police have arrested several suspects which included some staff of the company in connection to the robbery.