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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

Police: $53 million in jewels stolen in Cannes

A staggering 40 million euro ($53 million) worth of diamonds and other jewels was stolen Sunday from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, in one of Europe's biggest jewelry heists in recent years, police said. One expert noted the crime follows recent jail escapes by members of the notoriou Full story

Ex-Tiffany exec pleads guilty to $2.1 million jewelry theft

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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 THAI WOMAN LOOKS AT JEWELRY IN BANGKOK.
A THAI WOMAN LOOKS AT JEWELRY IN BANGKOK.

A Thai woman looks at jewelry in a gems and jewelry trade fair in Bangkok September 13, 2000. VP/HL