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Diamond Heist at Carlton InterContinental

Monday July 29th, 2013 - 5:08PM


The scene at the Carlton InterContinental Hotel following the heist.

CANNES, FRANCE—A thief stole millions in jewelry from the Carlton InterContinental Hotel in Cannes, France.

The theft occurred around noon. Original estimates stated that jewelry in excess of $50 million was stolen, while reports since have said that the amount has more than doubled, with a reported $136 million in jewels taken from Leviev Extraordinary Diamonds exhibition, which was supposed to run through August.

The armed robber, who was wearing a hat and scarf, was said to have stolen jewels and diamond-encrusted watches. There were no injuries reported.