Romanian fuel thief handed suspended sentence, to leave Malta

28-year-old Romanian handed one year prison term suspended for two years after admitting to stealing fuel and car battery from a parked truck in Santa Venera.

A 28-year-old man from Romania has been handed a one year prison term suspended for two years after admitting to stealing fuel and a car battery from a parked truck in Santa Venera.

The court, presided by Magistrate Anthony Micalled Trigona, heard how on September 7, at around 11:30pm, Nicusor Bigu, was spotted committing the theft. The truck owner, Wayne Cassar, tried to catch the accused but it was all in vain, as Bigu managed to drive away.

Prosecuting inspector James Grech said that the truck owner then managed to take note of the accused’s number plate and reported it to the police.

A few days later the Romanian was apprehended by police.

Standing before the court, Bigu pleaded guilty to the theft, to damaging Cassar’s car, and to driving negligently and carelessly. The accused also said that he would be going back to Romania voluntarily.

Magistrate Trigona sentenced the man to a one year imprisonment term suspended for two years and also banned him from driving for one year.

Inspector James Grech prosecuted, while Lawyer Robert Montalto represented the accused. 

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