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    $136 MILLION!!!: Jewel Heist in France Even Bigger than First Reported

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    The jewel heist in Cannes is now twice as big as first reported, with an estimated $136 million stolen from the Carlton hotel. Coincidentally, the hotel was where Hitchcock filmed "To Catch a Thief" in 1955. It is the third jewel heist in Cannes this year. It comes just days after it was announced that a member of the Pink Panther gang, notorious for knocking off high end jewelry boutiques around the world, had escaped from prison in Switzerland.