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Cannes jewellery heist 'worth about $136 million'

Police cars block the road outside the Carlton Hotel in the French Riviera resort of Cannes on July 28, 2013. An armed man who burst into the hotel stole jewels worth around $136 million (103 million euros), prosecutors said Monday, in one of the world's biggest jewellery thefts.

Police cars block the road outside the Carlton Hotel in the French Riviera resort of Cannes on July 28, 2013. An armed man who burst into the hotel stole jewels worth around $136 million (103 million euros), prosecutors said Monday, in one of the world's biggest jewellery thefts.  (AFP)

An armed man who burst into a hotel in the French Riviera resort of Cannes stole jewels worth around $136 million (103 million euros), prosecutors said Monday, in one of the world's biggest jewellery thefts.

Authorities had initially estimated the heist -- which took place on Sunday in broad daylight -- was worth around 40 million euros.

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