A collection of jewels believed to be worth 40 million euros has been stolen from the luxury Carlton Hotel in Cannes in France.
A robber wearing gloves and with his face hidden by a scarf held staff up at gunpoint on Sunday, making off with jewellery and diamond encrusted watches.
The Carlton, on the French Riviera’s Croisette waterfront promenade, had been housing a temporary exhibition of jewels from diamond specialist Leviev.
The hotel was used as a filming location in Hitchcock’s 1955 film “To Catch a Thief”, starring Cary Grant as a cat burglar.
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