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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 8:37 am

NBC News:

Police were looking Monday for a man in a mask who stole $53 million worth of diamonds and other jewels from a glamorous French Riviera hotel in one of Europe's biggest and boldest jewelry heists in recent years.

The audacious raid prompted one security expert to speculate that the notorious "Pink Panther" jewel thief gang was "on the warpath again."

The lone robber walked into the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes late morning Sunday and demanded to be handed several bags containing jewels and diamond-encrusted watches.

"Everything happened very quickly," a judicial source told Reuters, adding that there was no violence.

The hotel, a haunt of the rich and famous, was where Alfred Hitchcock filmed scenes from the 1955 film "To Catch a Thief", starring Cary Grant as burglar alongside Grace Kelly.

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