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Suspect Held in L'Oreal Theft

Moscow police detained on Tuesday a suspect accused of stealing a Rolex watch worth 260,000 rubles ($8,200) from L'Oreal Russia general director Pekka Huttunen.

The watch was stolen on Sunday from a dressing room at the CSKA stadium, where Huttunen, a Finish national, was playing ice hockey with his colleagues, Infox.ru reported.

The suspect, identified by police only as Alexander, a 33-year-old Moscow resident, was detained while trying to sell the watch, the police said in a statement.

Along with the watch, the man is suspected of stealing several Vertu cell phones and an iPad, the police said.

(MT)

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