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Rafael Nadal's $376,000 watch found in Paris suburb, barman arrested

6:24 AM, Jun 14, 2012   |    comments
Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Novak Djokovic in four sets to win his first U.S. Open title, completing the career grand slam.
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(AP) PARIS - Police say they've found the 300,000 euro ($376,000) 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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