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About $1m in jewelry stolen from Cannes hotel room

Police officers patrolled outside a Chopard store in downtown Cannes after jewelry worth more than one million dollars made was stolen at the Novotel Hotel during the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.

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Police officers patrolled outside a Chopard store in downtown Cannes after jewelry worth more than one million dollars made was stolen at the Novotel Hotel during the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.

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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.

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