Remanded in custody on theft charges from petrol station and ticket machine at Mater Dei

35-year-old Melvin Magro has been detained under arrest on charges of having, during the night hours of 17 January, stolen money from a machine in a Żejtun petrol station.

Magro was also charged with having broken into and stolen money from a parking ticket machine at Mater Dei hospital a month later, with damage estimated in excess of 2,500 euro.

Magro is being detained at the Court building lock-up for a 14-day quarantine period before being transferred to Corradino Correctional Facility, where precautionary measures are in place to avoid the spread in the prison of Covid-19.