Two male suspects are wanted by police for allegedly stealing money from unsuspecting currency exchange tellers by doing a magic trick.
Authorities say the two men did a magic trick at least twice last week, when they got away with a lot more cash than they handed over to be exchanged from dollars to euros.
In one case, last Thusday, a Nicosia resident was duped by the con artist duo when he was asked to exchange $11,000 in cash. After the victim counting the dollar bills himself, the two men placed the money in an envelope, sealed it, and handed it over in exchange of €8800 also in cash.
But when the two suspects left, the man opened the envelope only to find $600.
A similar incident took place a day later in Paphos, according to authorities, where police say the same two suspects had been involved.