Agence France-PresseMay 17, 2013 15:31
Jewellery worth $1.4 million due to be loaned to stars at the Cannes Film Festival was stolen from a local hotel in a pre-dawn heist on Friday but the coveted Palme d'Or trophy was safe, officials said.
The robbery took place in the hotel room of an American woman employee of Swiss bijoutier Chopard as she was out for the evening, police said.
A strongbox containing jewels was ripped out of the wardrobe and carried off, they said.
The public prosecutor for the Cannes region, Jean-Michel Cailliau, said the loss was estimated at $1.4 million dollars (one million euro).