$1m of Chopard jewels lifted from Cannes hotel

Jewellery taken from employees hotel room during film festival.

Chopard jewellery said to be worth US$1 million (£650,000) has been stolen from a French hotel in Cannes, according to local police.

The jewellery was taken from a safe in a Chopard employee’s Novotel hotel room yesterday. It is understood that the jewellery was to be loaned to celebrities appearing at the annual Cannes Film Festival, which opened on May 16.

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According to France24, police said the safe containing the jewels was pulled off the wall, and the thief or thieves carried it away.

A spokesperson for Chopard in London told Professional Jeweller that the brand was declining to comment with regards to the theft. Chopard is an official sponsor of the festival.



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