Two arrested after they were caught red-handed trying to steal tools in Qormi

A 31-year-old man who lives in Siggiewi and another man, aged 30. who lives in Hamrun were arrested after the Police intervened following reports of a robbery at a construction site in Triq il-Ġdida, Qormi.

The Police said that in the early hours of this morning at around 12.30am, they received a call that people had entered a residence which was under construction and that they were stealing some items.

Officers from the Rapid Intervention Unit arrived and began searching the buildings which are going up in this road.

In front of the buildings the Police noticed a vehicle which had been left open, with the keys inside and which was loaded with a substantial amount of construction tools.  This aroused further suspicions and they continued searching the area until they found the two men hiding in the garages in the same road.

From further investigations it turned out that the vehicle being used in the robbery had plates belonging to another vehicle and an expired license.

The two men are being held at the lock up of the Police HQ in Floriana. Investigations into this case continue.