Men plead not guilty to stealing an expensive watch

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Two men pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing a wristwatch from a person in Sliema. The incident happened on 23 February at 12:00am on Sir Adrian Dingli Street.

The two men were charged with criminal conspiracy.

The 30-year-old man from Naples who works as a shop assistant was accused of stealing a luxurious watch, of driving a motorbike without the necessary insurance to cover third parties and of relapsing. The second man, 38-year-old from Barletta, Italy was charged with stealing a luxurious watch worth over €2,000 and of driving a motorbike without insurance. The man was also accused of relapsing.

The men assisted by an interpreter pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them.

The defence counsel made no requests for bail at this stage. The prosecution was led by Police Inspectors Fabian Fleri, Lydon Zammit and Jonathan Ransley.

Dr Roberto Montalto appeared for the 30-year-old man, while legal aid lawyer Noel Bartolo appeared for the other man. Magistrate Neville Camilleri presided over the court.

The men were remanded in custody.