WATCH: Man who threw pepper spray in employee’s face and stole €3,000 from Sliema shop arrested
A 32-year-old German national has been arrested in connection with an alleged robbery carried out yesterday from a Sliema outlet. The man was arrested in Gzira early this morning by officers from the Rapid Intervention Unit.
At about 2.45 p.m. yesterday the Police were informed a robbery had just been carried out on an outlet in Creche Street.
It resulted from investigations that a man had entered the shop and had made off with some 3,000 euro from the cash register. During the robbery, the alleged perpetrator had discharged pepper spray in the face of an employee in the shop. After taking the money, the thief fled the scene.
Investigations into this incident are being handled by Sliema District Police and by officers from the Violent Crimes Unit within the Criminal Investigations Department.