Suspicious tools land duo in jail
Two men arrested after being found in possession of tools used for break-ins have been handed a prison sentence after admitting to having conspired to commit a crime.
Ivan Georgiev Gyurov, a 28-year old tattoo artist living at St Paul's Bay and Marin Stoyanov Minev, a 28-year old driver living in Birkirkara were stopped on Saturday night while driving a Hyundai i20.
Officers from the Rapid Intervention Unit were carrying out inspections in Triq Mikiel Anton Vassallo, St Julian's at the time.
Tools used for break-ins, hoods and other items were found in the car, and both men, who are Bulgarian nationals, were arrested.
The two men were arraigned separately and both admitted to being involved in the attempted theft from shops the previous Sunday.
Mr Gyurov was separately charged over an armed robbery from a Mellie"a beach club in August, during which some "8,000 was stolen. He was further charged as a recidivist.
Mr Minev was separately charged over an armed robbery at a San "wann massage parlour back in October 2017. He was further charged with having held his victims against their will and also with having possessed a firearm while committing the hold up.
He was further accused...