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CANNES - A second suspected jewellery heist was reported at the Cannes Film Festival, with a single necklace by Swiss jeweller De Grisogono worth nearly $2.6 million reported missing.
In the case of the first gem loot at the Cannes Film Festival, thieves literally tore out a safe filled with roughly $1 million-worth of jewels from a hotel room.
The second time around the event took place at the five-star Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in the exclusive resort town of Cap d'Antibes, despite the presence of 80 security guards and local police keeping watch over the jewels.
Fawaz Gruosi, founder of the Swiss firm, said the necklace was part of the company's 20th anniversary collection paraded by 20 models at the glitzy event at the Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc outside Cannes on Tuesday night. Sharon Stone and Paris Hilton were among the guests.
When a check was made at the end of the night the diamond necklace was missing.
"We don't know exactly what happened ... it was one of the most beautiful items we had," Gruosi told Reuters Television.
"The police are trying to figure out what happened."
Fawaz Gruosi said in a statement: "These incidents are rare; it is actually the first time it has happened in our 20-year history." ...
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