Armed robbery suspect charged with attempted murder of three police officers

22-year old Daniel Muka from Albania allegedly tried to open fire on officers during his arrest

Daniel Muka being led to court, still wearing his bloodstained jacket
Daniel Muka being led to court, still wearing his bloodstained jacket

An Albanian man who tried to shoot at police officers arresting him on suspicion of armed robbery has been denied bail during his arraignment today. 

22-year old Daniel Muka appeared before magistrate Grazio Mercieca earlier today, charged with the attempted murder of three police officers, resisting arrest and causing slight injuries, as well as the illegal possession of a firearm and cocaine possession.

Muka pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

Muka was one of two people arrested on Thursday night in connection with a hold-up at the Tigne Diamonds International jewellery outlet last week. Two people were injured during the heist, after which the robbers escaped.

The court was told how, at the time of his arrest at St George's Bay, Muka pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the officers and attempted to fire the weapon at them several times.

Two policemen were treated for shock and slight injuries at the Floriana health centre.

Police inspectors Carlos Cordina and Mark Mercieca prosecuted.

 

 

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