Man arrested after being caught hiding on roof in Zejtun

A would-be robber was arrested after being caught hiding on the roof of a Zejtun residence

The incident occurred at 2:30pm in Triq il-Granmastru Perellos
The incident occurred at 2:30pm in Triq il-Granmastru Perellos

A 40-year-old man was arrested while hiding on the roof of a residence in Zejtun on Sunday afternoon.

The incident occurred at 2:30pm in Triq il-Granmastru Perellos.

The police said they were informed a person was attempting to steal from a private residence. District police then accompanied by officers from the Rapid Intervention Unit went on-site and entered the residence. There, they arrested the man who was hiding on the roof.  

The man is expected to be charged with theft in court on Monday.

A police investigation is ongoing.

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