French police release video of jewel heist, look for suspect

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by WHAS11

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Posted on November 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM

(WHAS11)—New surveillance video has been released in a massive diamond heist in the French Rivera.

As one of the biggest diamond robberies in history, the heist took place in July.

The low tech, simple theft by a lone gunman, strolling into the exhibition in the Carlton Hotel during the day, holding the store keepers and an unarmed security guard at gunpoint.

The thief stole $143 million worth of rings, earrings and pendant, only taking him 30 seconds to complete.

Larry Lawton was a professional thief now advises on how to prevent robberies.

“When you go into a jewelry robbery you're gonna know everything beforehand,” Lawton said. “I would be very surprised if they get anything like fingerprints because I used to use sometimes crazy glue on the fingertips which is clear, or other things to smudge prints.”

French police have not arrested anyone for the theft and are hoping the video will help them catch the culprit.
 

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