Two suspects have been arrested after a considerable amount of money was stolen from a shop in Valletta.
A man is reported to have grabbed a bag which contained several thousand euros in cash from a member of staff in Merchant Street.
Eyewitnesses said he then ran out of the shop and into a waiting taxi.
The car was eventually stopped in Sliema by officers from the police Rapid Intervention Unit.
Two men inside the taxi are being questioned.
Malta Police said they were called to the crime scene at the Is-Suq Tal-Belt Valletta Food Market at around 2.30pm on Monday.
The Victorian-era building re-opened 18 months ago after extensive restoration work estimated to cost around €14 million.