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July 7, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beverly Hills billionaire Marvin Davis and his wife were robbed of $10-million worth of jewelry on the French Riviera over the weekend, it was revealed Tuesday when police announced the arrest of two suspects in the incident. Davis, 67, who made his fortune in the oil business before buying his way into the movie industry, told police that he and his wife, Barbara, also lost about $50,000 in cash during Sunday's holdup on a road between Nice and Antibes.
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December 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Several masked attackers held up an armored car on the edge of Paris, blasting a hole in the truck and escaping with at least one sack of cash, police said. One security guard was slightly injured. The assailants trapped the truck between two other vehicles at an intersection southeast of the capital. A series of holdups earlier this year left several armored-car security guards dead, prompting a two-week strike.
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July 28, 1989 | From Reuters
Two men impersonating police officers held up a jewelry store on the French Riviera and escaped with at least $10 million worth of gems, police said Thursday. They said the robbers cleaned out the elegant Van Cleef and Arpels boutique in Cannes on Wednesday, leaving behind only one necklace valued at $156,000. One of the men entered the shop at midday and presented a purported French police identity card, saying he was investigating a planned robbery on the shop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1993
Oilman Marvin Davis on Tuesday disputed statements by French police that most of the millions of dollars in jewels and cash recently stolen from the billionaire and his wife in Nice were recovered. Through a spokesman, Davis said that only "a ring and a small amount of cash" were returned. The Davises were robbed a few weeks ago in the south of France by four masked gunmen who pulled up in a limousine beside the one occupied by the Americans.
SPORTS
February 15, 1992 | MIKE KUPPER, Unfortunately, Olympic experiences are not all pleasant. Times staff writer Helene Elliott, covering hockey at Meribel, had a particularly unsettling one. Her story:
"I have spent about two-thirds of my life in New York and never had a car stolen, a pocket picked or a house broken into. I have been to France three times and twice have been the victim of thefts. "A five-day vacation in Paris after the 1984 Sarajevo Games took an expensive turn when my plane ticket was stolen. A visit to Pan Am remedied that with a minimum of stress, although I was out the cost of the original ticket.
NEWS
January 10, 1990 | Associated Press
Eight stolen works by the French artist Henri Matisse were recovered Tuesday when police pulled over a man for a routine check and found the art rolled up on the back seat of his car, police said. Franck Cochet was held for questioning in the theft of the five oil paintings, two drawings and one engraving, which were valued at $12.5 million, the police said. They were reported missing Dec. 29.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1993
Oilman Marvin Davis on Tuesday disputed statements by French police that most of the millions of dollars in jewels and cash recently stolen from the billionaire and his wife in Nice were recovered. Through a spokesman, Davis said that only "a ring and a small amount of cash" were returned. The Davises were robbed a few weeks ago in the south of France by four masked gunmen who pulled up in a limousine beside the one occupied by the Americans.
NEWS
December 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Several masked attackers held up an armored car on the edge of Paris, blasting a hole in the truck and escaping with at least one sack of cash, police said. One security guard was slightly injured. The assailants trapped the truck between two other vehicles at an intersection southeast of the capital. A series of holdups earlier this year left several armored-car security guards dead, prompting a two-week strike.
NEWS
July 8, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men stopped by French police because they had not fastened their seat belts have led police to three-quarters of the $10 million in jewelry taken at gunpoint from Beverly Hills billionaire Marvin Davis on the Riviera, investigators said Wednesday. The jewelry, found stashed beneath a rock near Nice, includes a number of valuable pieces.
NEWS
September 24, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
French police recovered five masterpieces stolen from Paris museums last summer, including a small work by Renoir. Police arrested Richard Etoh-Mvondo, 21, and said he confessed to stealing the paintings and a small 15th-Century statue. They said he also had stolen a 1470 portrait by Italian painter Lazzaro Bastiani from a Venice museum last week.
NEWS
July 8, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men stopped by French police because they had not fastened their seat belts have led police to three-quarters of the $10 million in jewelry taken at gunpoint from Beverly Hills billionaire Marvin Davis on the Riviera, investigators said Wednesday. The jewelry, found stashed beneath a rock near Nice, includes a number of valuable pieces.
NEWS
July 7, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beverly Hills billionaire Marvin Davis and his wife were robbed of $10-million worth of jewelry on the French Riviera over the weekend, it was revealed Tuesday when police announced the arrest of two suspects in the incident. Davis, 67, who made his fortune in the oil business before buying his way into the movie industry, told police that he and his wife, Barbara, also lost about $50,000 in cash during Sunday's holdup on a road between Nice and Antibes.
SPORTS
February 15, 1992 | MIKE KUPPER, Unfortunately, Olympic experiences are not all pleasant. Times staff writer Helene Elliott, covering hockey at Meribel, had a particularly unsettling one. Her story:
"I have spent about two-thirds of my life in New York and never had a car stolen, a pocket picked or a house broken into. I have been to France three times and twice have been the victim of thefts. "A five-day vacation in Paris after the 1984 Sarajevo Games took an expensive turn when my plane ticket was stolen. A visit to Pan Am remedied that with a minimum of stress, although I was out the cost of the original ticket.
NEWS
September 24, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
French police recovered five masterpieces stolen from Paris museums last summer, including a small work by Renoir. Police arrested Richard Etoh-Mvondo, 21, and said he confessed to stealing the paintings and a small 15th-Century statue. They said he also had stolen a 1470 portrait by Italian painter Lazzaro Bastiani from a Venice museum last week.
NEWS
January 10, 1990 | Associated Press
Eight stolen works by the French artist Henri Matisse were recovered Tuesday when police pulled over a man for a routine check and found the art rolled up on the back seat of his car, police said. Franck Cochet was held for questioning in the theft of the five oil paintings, two drawings and one engraving, which were valued at $12.5 million, the police said. They were reported missing Dec. 29.
NEWS
July 28, 1989 | From Reuters
Two men impersonating police officers held up a jewelry store on the French Riviera and escaped with at least $10 million worth of gems, police said Thursday. They said the robbers cleaned out the elegant Van Cleef and Arpels boutique in Cannes on Wednesday, leaving behind only one necklace valued at $156,000. One of the men entered the shop at midday and presented a purported French police identity card, saying he was investigating a planned robbery on the shop.
WORLD
December 16, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Counter-terrorism agents seized guns, ammunition, dynamite and other weapons in an investigation of suspected Islamic militants believed to have used robbery to fund terrorists. The arms were found in a garage in Clichy-sous-Bois just north of Paris. Agents found several pounds of TNT, assault rifles, revolvers, ammunition, ski masks and bulletproof vests. Investigators believe the weapons were used to carry out robberies in France.
WORLD
August 17, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Robbers armed with explosives and a rocket launcher attacked an armored delivery van in southeastern France and took as much as $1 million in euros, officials said. Five or six attackers, driving several vehicles, stopped the truck near the town of Aubagne, police said. The assailants did not fire the rocket launcher but used explosives to break the van's locks and seize the cash, police and judicial sources said. No one was injured. The gang also stole the guards' weapons.
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