A jewelry exhibition was robbed in Cannes today. Philippe Vique of the Provence-alpes-Cote D’Azur region has not confirmed the value of the jewelry but sources are reporting it is possibly in the 53 million dollar range. A robber wearing a hat and scarf was able to execute the theft by threatening to shoot guests at the Carlton hotel where the exhibition was being staged. There was security on hand but they were unarmed.
This is the third jewelry heist in recently in the area. Two thefts totaling 2.6 million dollars were committed during the Cannes Film festival in May.
Written by Kevin Reid