Jewelry stolen during Cannes festival
Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 10:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — A second jewelry theft has been reported in the French Riviera during the Cannes Film Festival, this time an expensive necklace.
A police official said Thursday that the “high value” necklace was stolen overnight from the luxurious resort town of Cap d’Antibes. She gave no further details and spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak on the record about an ongoing investigation.
Last week, thieves stole about $1 million worth of jewels after ripping a safe from the wall of a hotel room in Cannes. The jewelry was taken from the Novotel room of an employee of Chopard, the Swiss-based watch and jewelry maker that has loaned bling to A-list stars walking the red carpet at the film festival.
Cap d’Antibes is just down the coast from Cannes and, if possible, even more exclusive. Its Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc often plays host to events during the festival, including a party Tuesday night. The hotel said it was not aware of any theft.
Published in The Messenger 5.24.13