The Malta Independent 22 August 2019, Thursday

No bail for man charged with motorcycle thefts

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 17:00 Last update: about 2 months ago

A suspected motorcycle thief has been remanded in custody.

Inspector Elton Taliana arraigned 33 year-old Wayne Falzon from Birkirkara before magistrate Neville Camilleri on Tuesday morning, accusing him of stealing a Piaggio Typhoon motorcycle on June 15. Aside from the charge of theft aggravated by value, Falzon was also charged with tampering with its licence plates.

The man was further charged with stealing a Peugeot Kisbee motorcycle on March 26 and with handling stolen goods. Both motorcycles were stolen from Birkirkara.

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He was also accused of breaching probation and recidivism.

Inspector Taliana told the court that the man had been identified from CCTV footage and by eyewitnesses and that investigations are ongoing.

Although lawyer Joe Brincat, appearing as legal aid, requested bail for the man, this was denied due to the possibility of him tampering with evidence.

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