Diamonds are not only a girl's best friend but thieves' either. About half a year past since the news about unbelievable robbery in Brussels airport shattered the diamond trading world. But there is another many-million sensation to shock everyone. Diamonds of a total worth 40 million euro were stolen from the Carlton International Hotel in Cannes where they were exhibited.
Lev Leviev is a known Israeli billionaire and the owner of the abovementioned diamond collection. He agreed to have his jewelry exhibited during the summer without even the slightest suspicion his diamonds will gone on July 29. The idyll of the event was broken by the robber, a gunman working alone who had a suitcase with his specifically prepared for precious gems. Once it was stuffed, the man made a swift exit.
The robber should be a professional to dare to commit such a crime. As police assume, a robber belongs to “Pink Panther” jewel thief clan the members of which organized a successful escape from a jail not so long ago. The fugitives are Milan Poparic and Adrian Albrecht.
The possibility of finding and getting jewels back is weak. Most likely they will be sold on the black market, where moral principles are out of favor.