No police, easy access: Diamond heist at French Riviera hotel raises questions about security

  • by: JAMEY KEATEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 30, 2013 - 3:35 PM

PARIS — The diamond show was staged on the ground floor of a hotel that thieves had targeted before — and which, in fact, had featured in Alfred Hitchcock's high-karat classic "To Catch a Thief." The guards were few and unarmed, and nobody thought to tell the police about the tens of millions of dollars worth of gems on display for more than a month.

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