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The Cannes Jewelry Heist: A Narrative.

September 5, 2019

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Lost amidst the summer holidays was detailed narrative reporting on this past July’s $136,000,000 diamond and jewelry theft at the Intercontinental Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France. In the robbery, a thief hidden by a bandana and motorcycle helmet and armed with a gun managed to take the Leview diamonds and other stones and jewelry and disappear.
In this <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/09/a-lone-bandit-and-the-mystery-of-frances-greatest-diamond-heist/278969/">interesting article</a> from The Atlantic, the details of the robbery, its potential causes and the likely culprits (perhaps the Pink Panthers (on whom we have <a href="http://blog.wcmlaw.com/2012/01/balkan-art-gangs-back-in-the-news/">previously reported</a>) are discussed.
One thing is certain – given the size of the insurance claim being presented to the London market, there will no doubt be much discussion on the adequacy of the pre-show surveys and whether the Policy’s warranties were heeded.
For more information about this post, please contact Bob Cosgrove at rcosgrove@wcmlaw.com.

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