Chopard jewels worth $1 million stolen at Cannes

Jewellery worth more than one million dollars 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, police said 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.