Man pleads guilty of robbing elderly woman; granted probation

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A young man who had pled guilty of robbing an elderly woman in Birkirkara has been granted probation after apologising to the Court.

The 21-year-old man from Cospicua appeared before Magistrate Nadine Lia this morning, accused of stealing a wallet from a 71-year-old woman in the Birkirkara subway tunnel on January 3rd. He was also accused of breaching a conditional discharge and relapsing.

The Court was told that the man had cooperated with the Police during questioning and had social problems. He was granted probation.

A three-year protection order in favour of the victim was also issued.