There Was a Real-Life $1 Million Jewel Heist at Cannes Last Night During ‘The Bling Ring’ Premiere

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Celebrities traipsing about Cannes in the glamorous threads and shiny stones should take heed that a jewelry thief is on the loose. According to France 24, police revealed Friday that $1 million worth of Chopard jewels were stolen from the hotel room of a Chopard employee at the Cannes Film Festival Thursday night.

No, this is not a scene from The Bling Ring the Emma Watson movie about naughty teens robbing celebrities which just happened to premiere at Cannes last night as well. Police are actually reporting that a thief, or thieves, broke into the room of the employee at the Novotel hotel and pulled the safe containing the jewels right out of the wall and made off with it. Unfortunately, these jewels were supposed to be lent to celebrities to wear to some of the more fashionable parties and premieres while at Cannes, so there will be a few less sparkly stars along the French coast.

According to USA Today, this isn’t the first time that a jewelry heist has gone down at Cannes. In 2009, a gunman robbed a Chopard store of $8 million worth of baubles. Damn, this brand is going to stop going to France altogether!

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News Editor Lindsey DiMattina started her career writing for a series of interior design magazines in South Florida, but moved to NYC on a whim. She dabbled in fashion PR, then took a job doing celebrity reporting. For three years, she broke news about Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Snooki, Bachelor/Bachelorette winners, Teen Moms, and many more. In her spare time, you can find her rocking out to Sugarland or Lil Jon and walking her dog Bene Hendrix (named after the Jimi Hendrix). She never misses an episode of “The Borgias,” “Boardwalk Empire,” or “Game of Thrones."

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