Arrest of foreign couple in Gozo, leads to seven robberies being solved
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The arrest of a foreign couple by the Gozitan Police following an attempted theft, has led to the solving of a total of seven robberies, some attempted, in the past days in Victoria and Ghajnsielem, the Police said today.
The couple, a Belgian man, 37, and Italian woman, 21, were arrested shortly after they broke into a shop on Monday, at about 3.30pm, in Triq Taht Putirjal, Victoria, and came face-to-face with its owner.
Seeing this, they ran off, followed by the shopkeeper, who met a Traffic Policeman and reported the incident. The officer gave chase while calling for backup. Although the woman managed to get away, the man was arrested at a disused factory.
The woman was eventually identified and arrested on Tuesday, following further investigation.
The couple’s arrest has also led to the solving of three thefts and two attempted ones from shops between January the 4th and 5th, 2015, in Victoria and two robberies last month in Ghajnsielem.
The foreigners are expected to be arraigned in the coming days.