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Birkirkara Would-Be Thief Arrested After Hiding In Fake Shop Ceiling For Five Hours

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Two would-be thieves were caught after their robbery on a Birkirkara shop went sideways.

The two men, aged 25 and 37, both from Birkirkara, are currently being held under arrest.

Police were called to a shop in Valley Road, Birkirkara, at around 8.45am Wednesday morning following reports of a suspected theft.

Officers discovered a broken glass door at the entrance, and began searching each room in the three storey building. During the search, they heard sounds coming from the third floor, and soon after found one man hiding in the bathroom.

Though he was caught, the man refused to cooperate with officers, leading to them breaking down the door to apprehend him.

He was arrested at around 10am.

Officers checked CCTV footage, and believed there was a second man involved in the robbery. Thor the sniffer dog was called in to help with the search, and at around 2pm Thor indicated that there was someone hiding in the ceiling.

Upon being found, the man tried to escape, but was caught at around 2pm, after about five hours in the ceiling.

Celebrating the arrest, the Malta Police Force shared an image of Thor, asking if the public thought he deserved an “extra treat” after his find. 

Does Thor deserve an extra treat? Sound off in the comments below 

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Johnathan is Editor-in-Chief of Lovin Malta, and an award-winning Maltese journalist interested in social justice, politics, minority issues, music and food. Follow him at @supreofficialmt on Instagram, and send him news, food and music stories at [email protected]

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