The Malta Independent 20 October 2017, Friday

Sliema jewellery hold-up: Two Albanian men arrested, one attempts to shoot at officers

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:46 Last update: about 7 days ago

Two Albanian men were arrested by the police last night in what is believed to be a breakthrough in investigations on the robbery that took place in a Sliema jewellery shop last week.

The police said that officers from the Rapid Intervention Unit followed two suspicious persons in Bay Street (Triq il-Bajja), St Julian’s at 11.30pm.

The two Albanians, suspected to have been involved in the Sliema robbery, were approached by the police. When they were informed that they were being arrested, one of them drew a firearm, pointed it at the officers and pulled the trigger. No shots were however fired as the weapon malfunctioned, the police said.

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The two, aged 25 and 26, were arrested and taken to the police headquarters for questioning.

The two police officers were treated for slight injuries at the Floriana health centre.

 

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