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Tennis star Rafael Nadal's stolen $376,000 watch is found, hotel barman arrested

06/13/2012 02:44 EDT | Updated 08/13/2012 05:12 EDT
PARIS - Police say they've found the 300,000 euro (C$385,000) watch stolen from the Paris hotel room of tennis star Rafael Nadal, and that a barman has been arrested in connection with the theft.

Nadal was in Paris for the French Open, which he won Monday for a record seventh time, beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic.

Luxury watchmaker Richard Mille had lent the Spanish tennis champion the watch. It vanished sometime late Monday to early Tuesday.

A police source — speaking on condition of anonymity, citing policy — said Wednesday that the pricey timepiece was found Tuesday night along a railway track in the southern Paris suburb of Evry.

The suspect in the case, a 39-year-old barman who worked at the luxury hotel in Paris' 8th district, was arrested Tuesday evening.

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