A view of the Carlton hotel, in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, the scene of a daylight raid last Sunday, July 28. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
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Three Algerians were handed jail sentences of up to 14 years Wednesday for stealing jewelry worth 500,000 euros from Swiss luxury jeweler Chopard during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Djelloul Mezzouar, 44, was jailed for 10 years by a court just outside Cannes on the French Riviera.He had been caught red-handed during another theft a month after the Cannes heist, at a luxury hotel on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Chopard was one of the victims of a particularly lucrative string of robberies in Cannes during the 2013 festival, with thieves making off with jewels worth a record 100 million euros in a separate heist at the Carlton hotel.
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