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$1 million in jewels stolen near Cannes Film Fest

1:27 PM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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PARIS (AP) -- A French police official says jewelry worth about $1 million has been stolen from a safe in a Cannes hotel room, against the backdrop of the Riviera resort town's film festival.

Cmdr. Bernard Mascarelli, a judicial police spokesman in the nearby city of Nice, said a culprit or culprits ripped the safe out of the wall of the Novotel hotel room overnight where an employee of the Swiss-based watch and jewelry maker Chopard was staying.

A Paris-based spokeswoman for Chopard said the company declined comment.

Melissa Levine, a spokeswoman for Accor, the French hospitality giant behind the Novotel brand, also declined comment.

Jamey Keaten, AP

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