Jacques Cassandri, 74, used a pseudonym in a book published in 2010 in which he declared himself to be the organiser of an elaborate robbery in the Rivierra city 42 years ago when a gang tunnelled their way into a bank's vault of safeboxes and escaped by boats through sewers to the open sea with loot worth almost 30 million euros.
Robbers make off with jewellery thought to be worth 4.7m euros after they smashed display cases at a gallery in the world-famous hotel.
Chinese news website says the tear-gassing and robbing of 40 Chinese tourists in Paris has caused 'shock and outrage' in China.
An elderly Jewish couple and their son were beaten and robbed in their home in a suburb west of Paris by a gang in what interior minister Gérard Collomb said appeared to have been an attack "directly linked to their religion".
The reality TV personality was tied up and robbed of jewellery worth around 9 million euros at a luxury Paris residence last October.
Police are hunting four thieves who stole dozens of kilos of gold from an armoured truckon the A6 motorway between Paris and Lyon.
The women, in their sixties, had just left Le Bourget airport northeast of the capital when their Bentley was held up by two masked men.
The heist at the Champs Elysées Cartier store by armed robbers ended after they surrendered during a hostage siege near Montparnasse.
Interior minister Manuel Valls says justice must take its course after protests over detention of Stephan Turk, who killed a robber outside his shop.
In latest in a series of high-profile thefts in France this summer, thieves made off with 2m euros in gems and watches after smashing through window.
French police arrest 16 youths suspected of holding up a suburban train near Paris in March and robbing passengers of valuables.