Updated 5.15pm

The police on Thursday identified an arrested a man who ran off with an amount of cash after a hold-up on a shop in San Ġwann on Wednesday evening.

The man, who was armed with a firearm, demanded cash after entering a shop in Naxxar Road at about 8.30pm.

The police said later that, following intensive investigations, they arrested a 41-year-old man who lives in Attard in the Sliema area.

He was in a car that seems to be the same one used in the theft.

Some of the stolen money was found at the man's home.

The police are investigating.


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