The peaceful town of Żurrieq bore witness to a disturbing incident that has sent shockwaves through the community. Police were urgently summoned to a gold shop located on Triq Dun Ġużepp Żammit, responding to reports of a robbery in progress.
Upon arrival, officers were met with a locked door, behind which they could glimpse a man bound and bearing visible injuries. Swift action was taken as a medical team and members from the Department of Civil Protection were called to the scene to render assistance.
The man, suffering from his injuries, was carefully transported to Mater Dei Hospital for immediate medical attention.
Two individuals had forcibly entered the shop, overpowered the man, and subjected him to a distressing ordeal. The criminals made away with multiple valuable items before fleeing the scene.
The victim, a 67-year-old resident of Fgura, endured serious injuries as a result of the robbery.
The severity of the incident prompted Police Magistrate Victor Axiak to be informed and an inquiry to be initiated.
Simultaneously, Msida found itself grappling with its own criminal incident, albeit of a different nature.
The robbery occurred on Triq il-Makna tas-Serrar, prompting police intervention and a sense of alarm among residents.
According to preliminary information, a man entered a shop wearing a beret, glasses, and a mask, projecting an air of intimidation. He immediately confronted the cashier, a 32-year-old Indian resident of Msida, and demanded money while resorting to threats of violence. The perpetrator’s menacing behaviour escalated as he menaced the cashier by threatening to throw acid on him.
In a swift but daring act, the thief made off with a sum of cash before fleeing the scene, leaving both the victim and the community in shock.
Thankfully, no physical injuries were sustained during the incident. Law enforcement agencies immediately launched an investigation to track down the criminal and prevent further acts of this nature.
Once again, Police Magistrate Victor Axiak was informed and an inquiry was established to guide the investigation.