Thieves pinch $119,000 ring from Cannes store
NICE, France / Alpes-Maritimes (AFP) - Two thieves stole a 70,000 euro (S$119,000) diamond ring from a Cannes jewellery store on Tuesday, pocketing the gem while a saleslady had her back turned, a police source said.
Police in the French Riviera resort town - which has been hit by a series of spectacular jewellery heists this year - said the men had eastern European accents.
They pilfered the ring from a jewellery store near the luxury Gray d'Albion hotel.
Police have opened an investigation and said they will examine security videos for evidence.