A damaged Toyota spotted at Għar Lapsi has led police to the man they believe ran over a senior citizen in Qormi last week before fleeing the scene.
The 29-year-old man is being held by police for questioning in relation to the Saturday hit-and-run, they said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon.
Police had started a criminal investigation when they received word that a 69-year-old man had been hit by a car on Saturday afternoon on Mdina Road, Qormi, but that the perpetrator had fled the scene.
Investigators homed in on the suspect after noticing a damaged Toyota Spacio he owns was missing a side mirror. The mirror appears to match one found at the scene of the crime and car damage is congruent with that the hit-and-run vehicle would have sustained, they said.
Police said they expect to charge the man in court in the following days.
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