Re­tired Ro­ma­ni­ans re­manded in cus­tody af­ter ag­gra­vated theft from Mosta Dome

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Gabriel Schem­bri

Two el­derly men from Ro­ma­nia were re­manded in cus­tody on charges of theft.

59-year-old Ion Balan and 67year-old Con­stantin Teodor­escu, both from Ro­ma­nia, ap­peared be­fore mag­is­trate Francesco Depasquale charged with ag­gra­vated theft.

Pros­e­cut­ing in­spec­tor God­win Scerri ex­plained that on 13 Septem­ber, the two men pick­pock­eted a wal­let from the Mosta Dome. It ap­pears that a third in­di­vid­ual is in­volved but the po­lice have not man­aged to find this per­son.

The two Ro­ma­ni­ans, both re­tired are cur­rently liv­ing in an apartho­tel in St Ju­lian’s. They pleaded guilty to the charges brought against them.

Rep­re­sent­ing the ac­cused, lawyer Mark Vas­sallo asked the court for a per­mis­sion to post­pone the ses­sion by one week so that he can pre­pare the de­fence’s sub­mis­sion. The court up­held the re­quest and ad­journed the ar­raign­ment for 25 Septem­ber. The pros­e­cu­tion had no ob­jec­tion as long as the men are re­manded in cus­tody.

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