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Woman arrested in theft of Axl Rose's jewelry in Paris

June 6, 2012 | 11:45 am

Authorities have recovered $200,000 in jewelry stolen from Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose after a concert in Paris, according to Agence France-Presse. The gold necklaces and diamonds were taken during a post-show party Tuesday night where the band played an intimate set. On Wednesday, a woman returned the items to French police and was arrested, AFP reported.

According to police sources, the woman, a young model, was not sure how she had come to leave with the jewelry, AFP reported. Rose's management did not return a request for comment.

Rose, 50, is in the middle of a Guns N' Roses European tour that has taken him and the band to the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and which continues in Germany on Friday before returning to France for six additional dates.

The rest of the schedule is below. Expect security to be extra tight. After the theft was discovered, Axl Rose was said to have become so upset that police had to return to calm the situation.

June 8 --  Warsteiner Hockeypark, Mönchengladbach, Germany
June 10 --  Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
June 11 --  Zenith, Strasbourg, France
June 14 -- Zenith, Toulouse, France
June 16 -- Hellfest, Clisson, France
June 18 --  Park & Suites, Montpellier, France
June 19 -- Zenith, Toulon, France
June 22 --  Gods of Metal, Milan, Italy
June 24 -- Graspop, Dessel, Belgium
June 27 -- St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland
June 29 -- Seerock festival, Graz, Austria
July 1 -- Rock the City Festival, Bucharest, Romania
JUly 6 -- Istanbul Open Air, Istanbul, Turkey
July 8 -- Sofia Rocks, Sofia, Bulgaria
July 11 -- Mosir Stadium, Rybnik, Poland
July 13 -- Topfest Plus Festival,  Trenčín, Slovakia
July 15 -- Exit Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
July 17 -- Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia
July 20 -- Costa de Fuega Festival, Benicassim, Spain
July 22 -- Son Fusteret, Palma de Mallorca, Spain


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Photo: Axl Rose performing with Guns N' Roses. Credit: Katarina Benzova