Somali man arrested for stealing van

A Somali man was arrested after he was caught driving a van he had just stolen shortly before.

The case happened this morning at around 5am when members of the Rapid Intervention Unit who were doing their rounds, noticed a Toyota Hilux being driven recklessly on Mdina Road, Zebbug. The pick up was being driven on the wrong side of the street.

The vehicle was stopped by the police who found that the driver was not the owner of the van.  The police spoke to the van’s owner who went on site and confirmed that the van had been stolen from in front of his house at André Vassallo Street, Luqa.

The foreign national was arrested and an investigation is underway.