Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Tunisia lose first World Cup match against England (1-2)

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

'Aquarius', refugees and 'Europe's soul'

Read more

THE DEBATE

Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in runoff

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Chiara Civello, Jay-Z and Beyoncé & Solidays festival

Read more

FOCUS

How corruption has damaged Armenia's environment

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'Changing FARC peace deal would be a huge historical error for Colombia'

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

EU ombudsman: 'Just raising an issue can be sufficient to change things'

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Trouble in the eurozone: New Italian government puts pressure on establishment

Read more

France

Cannes Film Festival hit by $1 million jewellery theft

© AFP file photo

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-07-31

Jewels worth $1 million in total were stolen from a hotel room in Cannes during the southern French city's famous film festival, French police said on Friday. The jewels were to be lent to movie stars.

A stash of jewels worth $1 million was stolen from a hotel room in Cannes Thursday night, French police said on Friday.

Thieves broke into the room of a Chopard employee, opened a safe and made off with the jewels, they said. The robbery took place at the Novotel hotel in the centre of Cannes.

Police said the safe containing the jewels was pulled off the wall, and the thief or thieves carried it away.

The jewels were going to be lent to movie stars visiting the famed Cannes Film Festival, which began on May 16.

Chopard is one of the official sponsors of the glamorous festival. The jeweller redesigned the festival's Palme d'Or award and each year creates jewellery for the red carpet.

(FRANCE 24 with wires)

Date created : 2013-05-17

  • BELGIUM

    31 detained over $50m diamond robbery

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Armed robbers steal €3m in jewels from Paris store

    Read more

  • France

    Steven Spielberg to head Cannes Film Festival jury

    Read more

COMMENT(S)