Sunday 13 October 2019

$1million worth of jewels stolen in Cannes

British model Cara Delevingne decked out in Chopard diamonds at the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival
British model Cara Delevingne decked out in Chopard diamonds at the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Matthias Galante

More than $1 million worth of jewels due to be lent to movie stars at the Cannes film festival were stolen from a hotel room in the French Riviera town, a police source said.

The jewels were in the safe of the room rented by an employee of Chopard, a luxury jeweller, the source said on condition of anonymity.

The incident at the hotel in central Cannes took place on the night of Thursday to Friday as the festival got under way, drawing thousands of movie stars, film industry executives and journalists to the fabled resort.

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