The Malta Independent 24 October 2020, Saturday

Man arrested in connection with machinery theft after vehicles found in Rabat farm

Friday, 18 September 2020, 18:26 Last update: about 2 months ago

A 49-year-old man is being held by the police in connection with an alleged theft which took place in Qormi on Thursday morning.

The police said that digging machinery had been stolen from a construction site in Triq l-Erba’ Qaddisin on the night between Wednesday and Thursday.

In the course of investigations, the police received information that the machinery may be found at a farm in Mtaħleb, in the limits of Rabat.

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Within an hour of the theft report being lodged, the police went on site and found the machinery. They arrested a-49-year-old from Mosta who was at the farm.

In a search at the farm, the police found cars reported stolen between March and July, some of them dismantled.

The man was taken to the police’s lock-up in Floriana for more investigations.

Duty Magistrate Doreen Clarke is leading a magisterial inquiry, while Qormi District Police and members of the Major Crimes section are carrying out their own investigations.

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