In a statement, Sliema District Police reported that a ring connected with the theft of bicycles which were then resold has been broken. Two men have been placed under arrest.
It was explained that in recent months there was an increase of reported bicycle thefts in the Sliema and Gżira areas and nearby vicinities. Investigations were immediately initiated and some of the stolen bicycles were identified and were being openly sold on the market.
In further investigations the Police were able to identify the man selling them as well as the man allegedly stealing them. The thief was arrested in the early hours at Gżira this morning and is expected to be arraigned in Court over the coming days. Investigations are continuing.