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Cannes jewellery heist 'worth about $136 million'

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An armed man who staged a brazen heist in a French Riviera luxury hotel took off with jewels worth $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.

The man on Sunday walked into the Carlton in the posh resort of Cannes -- a hotel popular with film stars that was once the location of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "To Catch A Thief".

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