Updated: Watch: Man arrested for bag-snatching in Birkirkara

A man was arrested after he tried snatching a bag off another person in Birkirkara. The thief was held until the police arrived on the scene.

Eyewitnesses had previously told Newsbook.com.mt that a number of Police had stopped three men which they described as being somewhere between 20 to 30 years old in comments they gave to Newsbook.com.mt. The Police could be seen searching inside rubbish bins after two men were handcuffed.

Another eyewitness told this newsroom that four police cars were on site and that traffic accumulated in Birkirkara.

The incident happened at around 4pm.