A Zabbar man, tracked down as the suspect behind the theft of a jigger from a construction site on Saturday, landed a 14-month jail term on Monday.

Mario Zammit, 33, unemployed, was arrested and charged with the aggravated theft of the jigger, which went missing on Saturday morning from a Zabbar construction site.

The suspect was also linked to the disappearance of a door knocker from a private residence at his hometown on Friday. 

The man, who was further charged with relapsing, pleaded guilty and was handed a 14-month effective jail term, besides being ordered to take treatment for his drug addiction.

The court was presided over by magistrate Rachel Montebello.

Inspector Eman Hayman prosecuted.

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