A MAN who stole a pack of macaroni bolognese from a Valencia grocery store is facing 26 months behind bars.

The thief, who has a criminal record, asked an assistant for the pasta at the store on Valencia City’s Calle Doctor Lluch.

As the worker was about to hand over the €2 pack, the macaroni was snatched away from him and the customer fled.

The employee chased him down but got punched in the face.

The violent act has forced prosecutors to call for a jail sentence of two years and three months.

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