Actors at Cannes Festival are warned to be alert to ‘fake cleaners’ posing as staff so they can raid their hotel rooms as security experts say this year’s event will be a ‘bonanza’ for criminals
Film stars set to hit the red carpet in Cannes have been warned they could fall victim to a ‘bonanza’ of criminal heists including jewellery thefts worth millions.
British protection firm Westminster Security has been hired to look after VIPs on the French Riviera.
The extra caution follows the theft last year of jewellery from actress Jodie Turner-Smith’s hotel room.
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Westminster Security boss John Moore said: ‘It’s a bit like spawning season. They are all drawn there. It’s a bonanza for them’, 電報は報告しました.
The extra caution follows the theft last year of jewellery from the hotel suite of Brit star Jodie Turner-Smith (メットガラでの写真)
‘True Blood’ and ‘After Yang’ star Turner-Smith was eating breakfast with her 15-month-old daughter when thieves snuck into her suite at the Hotel Marriott La Croisette.
There were no signs of forced entry, suggesting the criminals had been able to pose as hotel staff.
Mr Moore said thieves try to ‘blag’ their way onto opulent yacht parties, where valuable possessions are on show.
They are ‘used to getting in touch with the staff – room service and valets – in palaces to get information about celebrities’ reservations’.
Criminals can also wear face masks and sunglasses to hide their identities, 彼が追加した.
‘I find it unacceptable that celebrities have to hide their jewellery, which stops them from displaying their belongings.’
に 2013, the infamous Pink Panthers gang stole precious gems worth an incredible £88million from a hotel suite at the Carlton hotel.
ペアは6月に一緒にランチデートを楽しんでいるのが見られました, thieves snatched a £1.4million Chopard necklace.
This year’s Cannes Film Festival begins on Tuesday evening and runs to May 28.
Turner-Smith tweeted her discomfort at having to spend hours talking to cops after the heist
The actress starred in sci-fi drama After Yang (Turner-Smith is pictured at the film’s premiere)
The Marriott hotel on Cannes’s main thoroughfare La Croisette was the scene of the crime
Hotly anticipated titles include ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, King of Rock ‘N Roll’ 伝記「エルビス’ and horror film ‘Crimes of the Future’, starring Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart.
There’s also ‘Armageddon Time’, which stars Anthony Hopkins and Anne Hathaway.
レティーシャライトを含む英国のスターのホスト, ジョー・アルウィン, イドリス・エルバ|, Tilda Swinton are expected to attend this year’s festivities.