Thieves pinch Swiss jewels from Cannes

AFP - [email protected] • 17 May, 2013 Updated Fri 17 May 2013 13:31 CEST
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Jewellery worth more than $1 million made by Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller Chopard and due to be loaned to stars walking the red carpet at the Cannes film festival were stolen from a hotel, French police said on Friday.


Thieves broke into the room of a Chopard employee, opened a safe and made off with the jewels, police said.

The robbery took place at the Novotel hotel in the centre of Cannes.
Geneva-based Chopard is one of the official sponsors of the festival.

The jeweller 
redesigned the festival's Palme d'Or award and each year creates jewellery sets for the "mounting the steps" ritual of movie stars and directors.



AFP 2013/05/17 13:31

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