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27 May 2013 - Media release

French police request INTERPOL assistance in hunt for diamond necklace stolen at Cannes film festival

French police are making a global appeal for assistance via INTERPOL to locate a diamond necklace stolen from a display during a party at the Cannes international film festival on 22 May.

The diamond and pink gold necklace, worth an estimated EUR 1.92 million, was stolen during a private party at the Hotel Eden Roc in Antibes, France, organized by Swiss jeweler Di Grisogono. It was one of 20 items on display under the surveillance of security guards at the time of the theft.

At the request of the French authorities, INTERPOL has issued a Purple Notice to police in its 190 member countries seeking information on the missing necklace. Purple Notices are used to seek or provide information on modi operandi, objects, devices and concealment methods used by criminals.
 
Anyone with information about the theft or whereabouts of the stolen item can contact their local or national police or the INTERPOL General Secretariat in Lyon, France.