Colar de US$ 2,5 milhões é furtado de festa em Cannes

Image caption É a segunda vez neste ano que peça de joalheria é roubada durante festival de cinema na França

A necklace reportedly worth $2.5m was stolen during the Cannes film festival, in the second such theft to hit this year's event.

Reporter: Richard Howells

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Lightning never strikes twice, they say. But apparently jewel thieves do, especially, it seems, at famous French film festivals.

Thieves outwitted 80 bodyguards, local police and hotel security to make off with the $2.5m necklace, owned by the Swiss jewellery company De Grisogono. The lavish piece had been displayed in a fashion parade at a glamorous party attended by film stars and celebrities at an exclusive hotel in Cap d'Antibes.

At the end of the evening a check was made of the jewellery and the necklace had disappeared. French police are investigating whether the jewellery was stolen, lost or misplaced. Last week thieves ripped a safe out of a hotel wall in Cannes, stealing 1.5m dollars' worth of jewellery owned by the Swiss company Chopard.

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lightning never strikes twice (idiom) it is unlikely that the same bad thing will happen twice in the same place or to the same person

outwitted gained advantage over someone by using a clever or dishonest trick

make off with steal

lavish expensive, impressive and in large quantity

glamorous attractive in an exciting way

exclusive limited to only one person or group

misplaced (of an object) put in the wrong place and lost

safe a strong, heavy box with a lock used for storing valuable things

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