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Jewel heist on Riviera raises security questions

The diamond show was staged on the ground floor of a hotel that thieves had targeted before — and which, in fact, had featured in Alfred Hitchcock's high-karat classic "To Catch a Thief." The guards were few and unarmed, and nobody thought to tell the police about the tens of millions of dollars worFull story

Jewelers uneasy after Cannes heist

  Police say a single suspect disguised in a hat and scarf managed to steal $136 million, in one of the world’s largest heists. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

A look at other major jewelry heists

Sunday's theft of diamond jewelry in France — estimated at $136 million — appears to be the largest such heist in recent history. Here are some other major examples. Full story

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A view of the Carlton hotel, in Cannes, southern France, the scene of a daylight raid, Sunday, July 28, 2013. A staggering 40 million euro ($53 million) worth of jewels and diamonds were stolen Sunday from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, in one of Europe's biggest jewelry heists recent

A poster of Leviev diamond house's jewelry exhibition is seen on the balcony of the Carlton hotel in Cannes
A poster of Leviev diamond house's jewelry exhibition is seen on the balcony of the Carlton hotel in Cannes

A poster of Leviev diamond house's jewelry exhibition is seen on the balcony of the Carlton hotel in Cannes July 28, 2013. A robber carrying an automatic pistol stole jewellery and watches with an estimated value of 102 million euro ($136 million) from the luxury Carlton Hotel in Cannes on Sunday, G

Police outside the Carlton hotel
Police outside the Carlton hotel

Police outside the Carlton hotel, in Cannes, southern France, the scene of a daylight raid, Sunday, July 28, 2013. A staggering 40 million euro ($53 million) worth of jewels and diamonds were stolen Sunday from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, in one of Europe's biggest jewelry heists r

A women holds an uncut diamond at De Beers headquarters in London
A women holds an uncut diamond at De Beers headquarters in London

A women holds an uncut diamond at De Beers headquarters in London January 17, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth