The Malta Independent 8 May 2021, Saturday

Four arrested after spree of thefts in Hamrun, Pieta

Monday, 21 September 2020, 10:21 Last update: about 9 months ago

Four men were arrested throughout Sunday over three separate thefts which took place in the space of a few hours, police said.

In a statement, the police said that at around 3pm on Sunday, while carrying out patrols in the Hamrun area, their assistance was requested around the area of Sai Maison gardens, where a report was filed that a man had been assaulted by three people.

ADVERTISEMENT

The man gave the description of those who had assaulted and robbed him to police, and while police were searching the area, they noted a person who fit the description in Mountbatten Street in Pieta.

When the man saw the police, he attempted to escape.  Police gave chase and arrested the man in St. Gorg Preca Street.  Two other people who fit the descriptions given were also arrested by members of the RIU in Joe Gasan Street in Pieta.

At that point, police were approached by a youth who said that he had been assaulted and robbed by three people who fit the same description as that given to police by the man earlier in the day.  At the same time, police were also informed that an elderly man had been assaulted by the same people.

A search on the three arrested resulted in the finding of the things allegedly stolen from the victims.

Police said that investigations continued in the hours which followed, resulting in the identification of a fourth person who was involved and who was subsequently arrested.

All four people are currently being held in the police’s lock-up in Floriana while investigations continue.

Meanwhile, the same RIU officials continued with their patrols around Hamrun, Marsa, and Qormi, with police taking steps against several people for traffic-related offences.

  • don't miss