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Man surrenders with jewels stolen at Spanish film awards

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/10/2017 By ARRITZ PARRA, Associated Press

MADRID (AP) — A lighting contractor has turned himself in to the police and returned jewels worth some 30,000 euros ($32,000) missing since last weekend from the hotel hosting the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards ceremony.

A spokeswoman with Madrid's police said Friday that the 50 year-old Spaniard had arrived the night before at a police station accompanied by an organizer of the awards, which are the country's equivalents to Hollywood's Oscars.

He didn't have a previous criminal record and is being interrogated, the spokeswoman said, speaking anonymously in line with police internal protocol.

Spanish media reported that a ring, some earrings and cufflinks had been stored in a hotel room used by the awards organizers in the Madrid venue of the Feb. 4 televised gala. All jewels have been returned, the police said.

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