Jewel thieves strike again on French Riviera
€40,000 worth of jewellery stolen in latest heist
Thieves stole €40,000 worth of jewellery from safes in guests’ rooms at a luxury hotel on the French Riviera, police said today, continuing a string of heists on the Cote d’Azur.
Two safes were raided at the five-star Grand Hotel in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and the thieves tried others without success, police said. Identity papers were also stolen.
Last weekend, an armed robber stole jewellery worth €102 million from a hotel in Cannes, in France’s largest gem heist.
In May, thieves hit the Cannes film festival, where many movie stars are lent gowns and gems to parade on the red carpets. (Reuters)