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Friday, May 17, 2013

$1 Million Chopard Burglary Rocks Cannes Festival

Chopard jewels worth more than $1 million have been stolen at the Cannes film festival, local police confirmed to THR Friday.
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The jewelry was stolen from the safe in the Suite Novotel Cannes Centre room of a Chopard employee overnight. The jewelry was due to be loaned to stars walking the red carpet.

Cannes police told THR that the value of the stolen jewelry was about $1.4 million, and that the whole safe was taken out of the wall in the hotel room. Police in the early afternoon were still interviewing the Chopard employee and Novotel staff. The police in nearby Nice were leading the investigation in the case, local police said. More

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