2 men arrested for assaulting and robbing elderly man

Miguela Xuereb

2 men have been arrested for allegedly assaulting and robbing a 67-year old man.

In a statement, the Police outlined that the man was assaulted on Friday at around 5am, while walking on Triq is-Salib tal-Marsa, Marsa. He was kicked down to the ground. and the assailants stole his phone and escaped the scene using a vehicle. The man was slightly injured following the attack.

Following investigations, the Police surrounded the same vehicle used for the robbery last night at 9pm. The vehicle was spotted in the same street as the assault. Inside it were 2 men, a 42-year old from Gżira and a 33-year old from Wied il-Għajn.

The two men are suspected of the assault, and have been arrested. Police investigations are ongoing.