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Robber walks off with 15 million euros of jewellery in Cannes

AFP
Published Jan 19, 2017, 5:02 pm IST
Updated Jan 19, 2017, 5:07 pm IST
Security camera footage was being examined in an effort to identify the robber who made off calmly on foot.
A cameraman films the shop window of the Harry Winston jewelry shop on the Croisette promenade in Cannes, southern France, a few hours after a robbery took place at the shop. (Photo: AFP)
 A cameraman films the shop window of the Harry Winston jewelry shop on the Croisette promenade in Cannes, southern France, a few hours after a robbery took place at the shop. (Photo: AFP)

Cannes, France: A robber who posed as a customer stole 15 million euros (Rs 108.8 crore) worth of jewellery from a shop in the French riviera resort of Cannes on Wednesday, local police said.

The thief, in his thirties, entered the Harry Winston jewellery shop wearing sunglasses and was greeted as a customer before pulling out a gun and what appeared to be a grenade, police said.

 

Security camera footage was being examined in an effort to identify the robber who made off calmly on foot.

No shots were fired and nobody injured in the heist.

Cannes Mayor David Lisnard said that the robbery “could and should have been avoided,” and called on the government to allow the use of biometric recognition software to avert such crimes.

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