Man accused of break-in denied freedom from arrest

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A man was denied freedom from arrest after being accused of breaking and entering an elderly woman’s house. Two other people believed to have been involved are still wanted by the Court.

The 36-year-old man from Msida pleaded not guilty in court, during a hearing presided over by Magistrate Joe Mifsud. The man is being accused of aggravated theft, illegal arrest, causing minor injuries and carrying a knife without the adequate licence. The man is also being accused of breaking his terms of freedom of arrest.

Police Inspectors Fabian Fleri, Lydon Zammit and Kylie Borg told the Court that two days ago, an elderly woman in Triq Marsamxett was the victim of three person who broke into her house intending to rob her.

The woman suffered minor injuries.

Security cameras caught the persons running with a laptop in hand. The Police stated that although the three persons have all been identified, only one has been caught till now.

Simon Micallef Stafrace, the accused’s lawyer, requested freedom from arrest. He insisted that the accused has no connection with the victim. The Prosecution objected to freedom from arrest and insisted that there is evidence against him.

Magistrate Joe Mifsud insisted that society should be protected. He stated that without going into the case’s details, the victim should be a witness, and the other two persons should be found.