Two men ac­quit­ted of €2.4 mil­lion hold-up in 2000

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Two men yes­ter­day were ac­quit­ted of the theft of the equiv­a­lent of €2.4 mil­lion in a hold-up on a cash van in Santa Ven­era in 2000.

Joseph Grech, 49, of Mosta and Ge­orge Briffa, 35, of Val­letta were charged with in­volve­ment in the hold-up on a Group 4 se­cu­rity van in Cannon Road soon after it left HSBC Bank.

The van was blocked by a car and the cash had been stolen and trans­ferred to an­other van that turned out to also have been stolen.

The money was later re­cov­ered.

The man who had been driv­ing the Group 4 van is still un­der­go­ing pro­ceed­ings.

The court said it had found in­suf­fi­cient ev­i­dence for a con­vic­tion.

Dr Joe Giglio and Dr Kath­leen Grima were de­fence coun­sel.

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