An armed robber stole millions of dollars worth of jewels at a hotel in Cannes,officials said.

JewelryAccording to the BBC,?the theft took place on Sunday at the jewelry exhibition Carlton Hotel. The stolen gems are worth around $53 million,?the AFP reported.

Sky News?also confirmed?the incident.

According to The Independent,?the heist took place in broad daylight.?Local news media said?the thief escaped with the stolen jewels in a briefcase.

This is the?third?major jewel heist this year to take place at Cannes, the site of one of the world?s most prestigious film festivals. During festival in May,?$1.4 million of gemswere stolen from a Swiss jeweler.?Later in the week,?a diamond necklace worth $2.6 million was taken.

Oddly enough, the Carlton hotel is one of the major locations in??To Catch A Thief?? the classic Hitchcock film about a retired jewel thief.

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