Transcript for Cannes Hit With Third Major Jewel Heist This Year
Tonight, the global manhunt under way for the thieves who stole more than $50 million in jewels in a heist that seemed right out of a hollywood movie. Here's abc's nick schifrin Reporter: It's the rich and famous's playground. The glitz, the glamour. The jewels. And now, the robberies. Ahh! My jewels! Reporter: It's almost like today's robber copied the movie "to catch a thief." At 12:00 p.M., He broke into the same hotel as the movie. In under one minute, he flashed a colt .45 handgun, took multiple bags of jewels and diamonds reportedly worth over $50 million, and walked right out under the french riviera. Look, john. Hold them. Diamonds. The only thing in the world you can't resist. Reporter: Thieves can't resist them in cannes. Today was the city's third major heist this year. Thieves are getting more brazen and bold everywhere. In london, they robbed a jewelry store and escaped on motor cycles. In dubai, members of the notorious pink panther gang, responsible for 340 heists, sped away in beamers. And just this week, this pink panther thief got busted out of prison. Prosecutors tell us they are trying to figure out who stole the diamonds and if he had any accomplices. The manhunt is now
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