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Robber Takes $16M in Diamonds from Jewelry Shop

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He then “calmly” left the Harry Winston store.

A robber took $16 million in diamonds from a jewelry store in Cannes, France, authorities said.

The man, armed with a handgun and a grenade, then “calmly escaped on foot,” Reuters reported. It’s not yet clear whether the grenade was genuine.

The Associated Press reports that the store was a Harry Winston location. The merchandise stolen included diamond necklaces along with other jewelry, according to AP.

The robber initially posed as a customer before showing the gun an instructing two salespersons to open the jewelry cases, Reuters reported. The culprit wore sunglasses but otherwise did not hide his face, a prosecutor said.

No injuries were reported in the robbery.

Cannes is located on the French Riviera. The store is located within the city’s Croisette waterfront area.

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