One million euro reward offered for Leviev’s jewels
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One million euro reward offered for Leviev’s jewels

Israeli billionaire’s valuables were stolen at gunpoint in Cannes

In this undated image made available from Lloyds of London Tuesday Aug. 6, 2013, showing a jeweled brooch, part of a $136 million (102 million euro) jewel theft. An affiliate of Lloyds of London announced Tuesday Aug. 6, 2013, a 1 million euro (US 1.3 million dlrs) reward for information leading to a diamond collection stolen at gunpoint from a jewel display in Cannes on July 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Lloyds of London)
In this undated image made available from Lloyds of London Tuesday Aug. 6, 2013, showing a jeweled brooch, part of a $136 million (102 million euro) jewel theft. An affiliate of Lloyds of London announced Tuesday Aug. 6, 2013, a 1 million euro (US 1.3 million dlrs) reward for information leading to a diamond collection stolen at gunpoint from a jewel display in Cannes on July 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Lloyds of London)

PARIS (AP) — An affiliate of Lloyds of London is offering a 1 million euro ($1.3 million) reward for information leading to a diamond collection stolen at gunpoint from a jewel show in Cannes.

The jewels belonging to the Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev were on display at the same hotel featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief” when a single gunman walked in to the ground floor show, threatened the handful of unarmed guards, and then disappeared down a side street with the $136 million cache, police have said.

The July 28 theft at the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel ranks among the largest jewel heists in history.

Africa-Israel Investments chairman Lev Leviev (photo credit: Abir Sultan/Flash90)
Africa-Israel Investments chairman Lev Leviev (photo credit: Abir Sultan/Flash90)

 

In 2008, thieves stole $118 million in rings, necklaces and luxury watches from the Harry Winston store in Paris.

Lloyds announced the reward Tuesday.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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