Robbed in the Riviera

$1M in Jewelry Stolen in Cannes

A-listers walking the red carpet in Cannes this week will be excused for not accessorizing their gowns with the usual bling. More than $1 million in jewelry was stolen from a Cannes hotel room where an employee of jewelry maker Chopard was staying. The thief reportedly ripped the room’s safe out of the wall of the employee’s Novotel hotel room, making off with baubles meant for celebrities to wear to the film festival’s glitzy parties and premiere events. Cannes jewel robberies are a bit of a tradition at this point: $8 million worth was stolen in one 2009 incident, while a group of thieves during that same festival rode away with $21 million in Cartier bling.