Shock as shop owner is stabbed in Hamrun robbery

A shop owner has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed by a robber in Hamrun.

Malta Police told 89.7 Bay they were called to a shop in Immaculate Conception Street in the town at around 3.15am on Wednesday morning.

Officers think the robber broke in to the premises by smashing a window but then stumbled across the owner who was asleep inside the building.

The thief is said to have attacked the victim with a knife before running off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A police spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘This incident left the victim understandably shaken and we are asking for the public’s help to identify the person responsible for this crime.

‘Anyone with information that can help our investigation is urged to contact us as as soon as possible.’