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  • Police stand outside the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Cannes, France, the scene of the daylight robbery of a staggering $53 million worth of jewels and diamonds in one of Europe's biggest jewelry heists recent years, police said. The French Riviera hotel was hosting a temporary jewelry exhibit over the summer from the prestigious Leviev diamond house, which is owned by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

    Police: $53 million in jewels stolen in Cannes

    A staggering $53 million worth of diamonds and other jewels were stolen Sunday from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, in one of Europe's biggest jewelry heists in recent years, police said. One expert noted the crime follows recent jail escapes by members of the notorious "Pink Panther" jewel-thief gang.


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