A 17-year-old male youth from Birgu has been arrested for allegedly holding up a store in Bormla whilst being armed with a sharp object.
The robbery took place in Triq l-Oratorju at around 6.30pm yesterday.
After the alleged perpetrator demanded money from the 36-year-old cashier, he fled the scene.
The perpetrator was identified by police less than 24 hours after the hold-up took place.
He is expected to be taken to court in front of Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras today at noon.