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Two shop owners, a 33-year-old man from Zabbar and a 39-year-old man from Marsascala, were arrested following police surveillance in Tarxien on Saturday morning. Another three men were also arrested in Paceville on Saturday night after they were found to be in possession of drugs.
The police have reported that a 53-year-old lotto receiver from Hamrun escaped unharmed when two armed and hooded persons demanded money from her. A 28-year-old client was also present. The thieves escaped in a getaway van that was being driven by a third person.
A 53-year-old-man was grievously injured when falling off a ladder while carrying out maintenance works at a factory at about 10:00hrs CET, in Triq tal-Gruwa, Xewkija. In a separate accident a 77-year-old man was hospitalised after falling more than two storeys into a courtyard in Triq Santu Rokku, Qormi at around 11:00hrs CET on Thursday.