Last July, an armed jewel thief brazenly walked into the Carlton hotel in Cannes, France, and stole $136 million in precious gems. Now, nearly five months later, the security footage of that incident has been released.
According to Business Insider, the unidentified thief strutted past security guards before brandishing a gun. He pointed his weapon at innocent bystanders as he walked directly to a briefcase and small box that contained the jewels.
In less than 60 seconds and without firing a shot, the crook had accomplished his mission, casually walked out the front door and disappeared into the crowd of happy-go-lucky vacationers along the promenade de la Croisette.
If the fantastical plot sounds familiar, it’s because the same location was used for Hitchcock’s 1955 film, To Catch a Thief, starring Grace Kelly and Carey Grant.
[ Business Insider ]