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Two men steal 20 cartons of cigarettes in distraction theft 

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Two men were arrested in Gran Canaria after stealing 20 cartons of cigarettes under the nose of a shop assistant.

Police said the suspects were caught after they committed their cirme in a supermarket in Maspalomas.

Only one person was on duty when the men, aged 57 and 38, went into the store in the tourist resort.

They managed to force open a display case and remove the 20 cartons of cigarettes worth 640 euros.

Investigations led to the arrest of the two men of Romanian nationality and with multiple police antecedents.

They were also found with 1,065 euros in cash they carried, in addition to marijuana.