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A robber brandishing a pistol and a grenade stole diamonds worth €15 million ($16 million) on Wednesday in the French Riviera town of Cannes and calmly escaped on foot, a regional prosecutor said.

The man in his 30s, his face uncovered except for a pair of sunglasses, entered a luxury jewelry shop on the city’s famed Croisette waterfront promenade and initially passed himself off as a customer.

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