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VIDEO: Police search for thief who committed a hold-up from Ħal Għaxaq ‘pastizzerija’ – ‘he requested €20 in order not to hurt me’

The Police are searching for a thief who committed a hold-up this afternoon at a food shop in Ħal Għaxaq. The thief escaped from the establishment with €20.

Ashley Abela, a 19-year old worker at the shop, situated in the Ħal Għaxaq bypass corner with Triq it-Tumbarellu, told Televission Malta that at around 3.15pm she was suddenly approached by a man wearing an anti-covid mask and a hoodie. The man carried a knife and requested her to give him €20 in order not to hurt her.

Visibly shocked, the young worker said she handed over the money to the thief who immediately ran away.

Police officers arrived on site and started searching for the man.

This latest hold-up is one of a series of crimes carried out in Ħal Għaxaq in recent weeks, that also led to the arrest and arraignment in Court of two persons charged with thefts from vehicles.