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Thieves take $1m in jewels at hotel near Cannes festival

PARIS — Thieves ripped out a small safe from the wall of a hotel room near the Cannes Film Festival and fled with about $1 million worth of jewelry inside, a French police official said Friday.

Commander Bernard Mascarelli, a police spokesman for the city of Nice, said the robbery at the Novotel hotel occurred in the room of a representative of Swiss-based watch and jewelry maker Chopard.

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