Thefts targeting 8 elderly persons; held under arrest

A 40-year old man was kept under arrest for charges of stealing from 8 elderly persons in a number of localities, between the 4th and the 12th of October.

He was accused of stealing jewellery from elderly ladies of between 64 and 84 years of age. He denied these accusations in Court.  The thefts allegedly occured in Birkirkara, Ħamrun, Ħal Qormi, Paola, Tal-Pietà, Ħal Għaxaq, Ħal Tarxien and Ħal Luqa.