Two thieves arrested while attempting to rob store

Two thieves were stopped and arrested while attempting to rob Sonee Sport shop in Male' City.

Maldives Police Services stated that they were informed of the robbery around 4:00 am on Sunday morning when two thieves broke down the door of the building that the shop is located in.

The two arrested were a man and an under-age boy. While the robbers were not able to steal any items from the shop, police found equipment used to break down the door of the shop at the scene.

Police said that one of the thieves had his face covered with a helmet, and resisted arrest by attacking an officer.

Upon investigating the motorcycle on which the thieves arrived at the location, the police discovered it was a stolen vehicle and towed it away.

The police are investigating the case further.