Excavator theft; man arrested

CMRU

A 49-year old man from Mosta has been arrested for allegedly stealing an excavator from a construction site in Qormi.

At around 10am, the Qormi District Police were informed that the machinery had been stolen overnight between Wednesday and Thursday. The construction site is in Triq L-Erba’ Qaddisin in Qormi.

An hour after the report was made, the Qormi District Police, assisted by the Rabat District Police and the Rapid Intervention Unit (RIU) conducted a search on a farm in Imtaħleb, following a tip. There, they found the man and the machinery.

The search also revealed other vehicles and machinery reported stolen between March and July 2020. The man was arrested and locked up at the General Police Headquarters in Floriana.