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2 men facing theft charges after report of stolen cigarettes in Lunenburg, N.S.

Two men are facing theft charges following an investigation by Lunenburg RCMP. File / Global News

Charges are pending against two Nova Scotia men in connection with a reported theft of cigarettes worth approximately $2,500.

Police say officers responded to a service station in Lunenburg, N.S., on March 6 after cigarettes were reportedly stolen.

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“Surveillance footage captured the suspect removing a case of cigarettes from a storage room,” Lunenburg RCMP said in a police news release on Wednesday.

On March 9, police obtained a search warrant for a home on the province’s western shore as part of the investigation.

In the search, police say officers recovered a number of reportedly stolen cigarettes, while two men were arrested and taken into custody.

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Police say the two men are facing charges of theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.

They have since been released from police custody and are scheduled to appear in Bridgewater provincial court on May 27.

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