Youth accused with aggravated theft


One of the four thieves that plotted to break into a Birkirkara residence where a 2-year old toddler was present at the time remains at large.

Two of the gang were already arraigned, the third was arraigned on Wednesday. The 19-year old from Iklin was caught after he was recognized from CCTV footage. The youth was charged with attempted aggravated theft.

The court heard how the youth was trusted by his employer so much so that he had a copy of his house keys.

The accused was released on bail against a personal guarantee of €10,000. The Magistrate said that this would be the youth’s only chance as prison was not an adequate place for the youth since it would serve as a “university of criminality”.