Friday, May 17, 2013

This is going to make a great movie plot

Premiering this year at the Cannes Film Festival: “To Catch a Thief.”

Someone stole a hotel-room safe and made off Friday with $1 million worth of gems by Chopard, a Swiss jeweler that decks the stars in its ritzy wares for the red carpet at the most celebrated gathering in cinema.

Police said that the jewels were meant to be loaned to stars, but a spokeswoman for the jeweler later said they were not.

A police source told NBC News that the safe was torn from wall of the hotel room of an American employee of Chopard. The heist took place in the middle of the night, French media reported.

It’s common for employees of jewelers to stay out all night during events like the Cannes festival, either surveying loaned-out jewelry or recovering pieces of it from the stars after parties.

French judicial police were investigating.
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