A 26-year-old man resident in Msida has been arrested over a theft in Valletta, the police said.

The man grabbed a handbag from an elderly woman while she was walking in Republic Street corner with St Dominic Street, Valletta at about 7.45 p.m.

The robber was arrested shortly after in St. Joseph street, Valletta. He is now being held by the police for further investigations.

The elderly women was taken to a health centre by her relatives to be treated for minor injuries.

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