Thieves have made off with a high-priced necklace made by Switzerland’s De Grisogono in the second jewellery theft at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the company said on Thursday.
This year’s Cannes festival has been plagued by a series of thefts, including the spectacular heist last Friday of a million euros ($1.4 million) worth of jewellery from a hotel room occupied by an American employee of Swiss jewellery-maker Chopard.
Police said they were investigating a complaint filed by De Grisogono and that the necklace had gone missing in the resort town of Antibes near Cannes.
France Info radio reported that the missing diamond necklace was worth 1.9 million euros and had been stolen during a gala evening Tuesday at the chic Eden Roc hotel attended by, among others, Paris Hilton and Sharon Stone.
At least two apartments rented by film executives have also been burgled during the festival, with thieves taking cash, jewellery and other personal items.