Found June 12, 2012 on Speleb:

Paris police have recovered Rafael Nadal’s $370,000 watch that was stolen from his hotel room where he stayed during the French Open and they’ve arrested a hotel employee.

Police tracked down the suspect, a hotel barman, after tracing his hotel access badge. The badge was used to access the room that Nadal stayed in during the tournament.

Police say the suspect confessed to entering Nadal’s room and taking the luxury watch. He brought police to the spot where he hid it along a train track near his home in the Essonne area south of Paris.

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