Stolen GPS recovered; suspect arrested


Police has recovered a Global Positioning System (GPS) stolen from a boat docked at Baa atoll Kamadhoo island’s harbor and apprehended a man accused of the theft.

The 28-year-old Maldivian was taken into custody at 2345 hours on April 9 following a report made to police that night.

The GPS was found in a bag the man had disposed of into the sea.

The suspect has previous records of threatening with sharp weapons, drugs, and vandalism.

Baa atoll Maalhos island’s magistrate court extended his remand detention by 7 days.

Baa atoll capital Eydhafushi island’s police station is investigating the case.

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