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Armed robbers stage luxury jewel heist in Zurich

Two armed robbers raided a jewellery store on Zurich's posh Bahnhofstrasse in broad daylight Tuesday, making off with jewellery and watches worth more than $110,000, police said. Brandishing a handgun, the men rushed into the shop of prestigious Swiss jeweller Chopard, smashing display cases and snatching up wrist watches, rings and earrings, Zurich police said in a statement.

Man arrested in Spain over $1.4m Chopard jewel theft

A suspect in the theft of jewellery worth 1.4 million dollars (one million euros) during this year's Cannes Film Festival was arrested in June during a robbery on a Spanish island, sources confirming French newspaper reports said Sunday. A 40-year-old French-Algerian man known as a notorious thief was caught in the act at a luxury hotel on the island of Mallorca on June 21 and taken into custody, Spanish police told AFP.

Cannes victim of new hold-up days after luxury hotel heist

Two armed men held up a store selling luxury watches in the French Riviera town of Cannes Wednesday, three days after a huge jewellery heist at a nearby hotel, a source close to the case said. The posh Mediterranean resort has fallen prey to thieves several times this year, notably during the film festival in May, which attracted a glittering array of celebrities from the movie world. The value of the theft, which took place at 11am (0900 GMT) at the Kronometry store, is not yet known, the source told AFP.

Take in French jewelry heist now put at $136 mn

Paris, Jul 29 (EFE).- The take from the jewelry heist over the weekend at the InterContinental Carlton Cannes Hotel in southeastern France now stands at 103 million euros ($136 million), media reports said Monday, citing judicial officials. Sunday's heist is now the largest ever in France, topping the 80 million euros ($106 million) in jewelry stolen from Harry Winston in Paris in 2008.

Cannes jewellery heist 'worth about $136 million'

An armed man who staged a brazen heist in a French Riviera luxury hotel took off with jewels worth $136 million (103 million euros), prosecutors said Monday, in one of the world's biggest jewellery thefts. Undisturbed by security staff, the man on Sunday walked into the Carlton in the posh resort of Cannes -- a hotel popular with film stars that was once the location of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "To Catch A Thief".

Jewels worth 40 million euros stolen in Cannes

An armed man stole jewels with an estimated value of 40 million euros ($53 million) in a brazen heist in broad daylight at a diamond exhibition in the French Riviera resort of Cannes Sunday, investigators said. The hold-up, at the Carlton Hotel on the promenade in Cannes, famous for its annual film festival, would be the second largest ever in France if the value of the jewels is confirmed. Authorities said the robbery took place around 11:30 am local time (0930 GMT) and targeted an exhibition entitled "Extraordinary Diamonds" by the Leviev jewellery house.

Jewels 'worth 40 million euros' stolen in Cannes

An armed man stole jewels with an estimated value of 40 million euros ($53 million) in a brazen heist in broad daylight at a diamond exhibition in the French Riviera resort of Cannes Sunday, investigators said. The hold-up, at the Carlton Hotel on the promenade in Cannes, famous for its annual film festival, would be the second largest ever in France if the value of the jewels is confirmed. Authorities said the robbery took place around 11:30am local time (0930 GMT) and targeted an exhibition entitled "Extraordinary Diamonds" by the Leviev jewellery house.

Jewels worth 40 million euros stolen in Cannes

An armed man stole jewels with an estimated value of 40 million euros ($53 million) in a brazen heist in broad daylight at a diamond exhibition in the French Riviera resort of Cannes Sunday, investigators said. The hold-up, at the Carlton Hotel on the promenade in Cannes, famous for its annual film festival, would be the second largest ever in France if the value of the jewels is confirmed. Authorities said the robbery took place around 12:00pm local time (1000 GMT) and targeted an exhibition entitled "Extraordinary Diamonds" by the Leviev jewellery house.

Jewels worth 40 million euros stolen in Cannes

An armed man held up a jewellery exhibition in the French Riviera resort of Cannes on Sunday, making away with jewels estimated to be worth about 40 million euros ($53 million), according to investigators. Authorities said the hold-up took place in broad daylight at the Carlton Hotel on the promenade in Cannes, famous for its annual film festival that attracts a glittering array of celebrities. The lone gunman managed to evade security and escape with a briefcase containing the valuable jewellery.

Jewels worth 40 million euros stolen in Cannes

An armed man held up a jewellery exhibition in the French Riviera resort of Cannes on Sunday, making away with jewels estimated to be worth about 40 million euros ($53 million), according to investigators. Authorities said the hold-up took place in broad daylight at the Carlton Hotel on the promenade in Cannes, famous for its annual film festival that attracts a glittering array of celebrities. Hotel management contacted by AFP declined to comment.
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