A thief armed with a knife entered a lotto booth in Qormi on Wednesday and demanded money from the 31-year-old salesgirl working there.

The victim, who is from Kirkop, was allegedly attacked by the thief who escaped with cash. She was not injured.

The police said the incident happened in Triq San Edwardu at 2.30pm.

An inquiry is being held. The police are investigating.

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