Police issue European Arrest Warrant for third suspect in Sliema double murder

Sarah Cassar Dymond

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The police has initiated a process to issue a European Arrest Warrant for the third man suspected to be involved in the Sliema double murder.

Doctor turned banker Christian Pandolfino (58) and art dealer Ivor Maciejowski, 30, were shot dead at their residence on Locker Street Sliema on Tuesday 18 August at around 10.20pm.

So far, through CCTV footage, the police identified the three men, two of which have been charged in court. Both men have pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them.

In a statement on Friday evening, the police said that it has received information that the third suspect linked to the murder has absconded on a flight to another European country which is in the Schengen area.

The prime suspect was arrested on Tuesday afternoon following a dramatic raid in Floriana. The 25-year-old Albanian national was subsequently charged on Thursday. The second suspect, 36, was arrested on Wednesday evening after he tried escaping from the hotel room he had been living in and was arraigned on Friday.

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Sliema double murder: Prime suspect pleads not guilty

Both men were charged the couple’s murder on 18 August, theft, extortion, possession of a weapon during the commission of the offences, handling stolen goods, stealing a vehicle and switching its number plates with other stolen ones.

They both pleaded not guilty to the charges, and were remanded in custody.