Couple arrested after attempting to steal lotto collection box

Rapid Intervention Unit apprehend man and woman separately in two different places after couple attempted to steal collection box from lotto branch.

Photo John Pisani
Photo John Pisani

Police are investigating an attempted robbery, allegedly committed by a man and a female accomplice earlier this afternoon.

The Rapid Intervention Unit were on sit within 20 minutes of the report filed, arresting both suspects in Ħaż-Żebbuġ in two different places after they split up upon seeing the police.

Both the man and the woman are known to the police.

First reports indicate that they entered a Maltco lotto branch on Vjal il-Ħelsien in Ħaż-Żebbuġ, and allegedly tried to steal a collection box. The owner of the lotto shop pressed the alarm button and police responded immediately.

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