A man who was caught stealing from vehicles parked at Male’ City’s commercial harbour was caught and handed over to police on Wednesday.
People who work in the area said, for quite some time, the man has been breaking doors and stealing from cars and trucks parked there.
They said he was caught while attempting to break the door of a truck on Wednesday morning and was chased by a group of people in the area. In the attempt to flee, he had jumped over a chain fence and hurt himself, they said.
He was later handed over to police.
Stealing from parked motorbikes, cars and trucks has become commonplace in the capital.