Man and woman arrested on suspicion of having robbed a man in Gzira

A woman aged 56 and a man aged 46 were arrested by the Police on suspicion of threatening and robbing a man in Gzira two days ago.

In a statement, the Police said that at around 11am on Wednesday morning, the victim, a 43-year-old man, was walking in Ġnien il-Kunsill tal-Ewropa, when the couple approached him, threatened him and robbed him.

After the Police were informed a search was carried out for the two people and around an hour later the woman was arrested in Gzira.

The search for the man continued and yesterday morning, a Police constable who is stationed with the Rapid Intervention Unit, who was off duty at the time, recognised the man, who was a passenger in a vehicle being driven in Gzira.  The Police officer indicated the place where he had seen the suspect to the RIU who found the vehicle and arrested the man.

The couple will be arraigned in Court this morning in front of Duty Magistrate Nadine Lia. The investigations continue.