The reality TV star claims nearly 10 million dollars worth of jewelry were stolen.
French police have arrested 17 people on Monday for the theft of Kim Kardashian’s jewelry in Paris last October, according to police sources. The arrests were made in several simultaneous police operations in different parts of the country. They are 14 men and three women between 23 and 73 years of age who were arrested in several cities in the region, including Provence and the French Riviera. Among the detainees are the perpetrators of the robbery, but also intermediaries, linked to the attempt to resell the stolen jewels.
According to the elements that had leaked out of the investigation opened by French justice, it was five men dressed as police who first threatened the hotel’s night watchman and, after entering the building, gagged the American Reality TV star.
During the assault, Kardashian was tied and gagged. The celebrity reported that they stole jewelry valued at nine million euros. The coup was allegedly committed by a band of armed and masked men who burst into the luxurious Parisian residence where he stayed during Fashion Week.
The 36-year-old American television star, who is married to rapper Kanye West, broke her silence over the robbery last weekend to ensure she was afraid of being killed by thieves. “They’re going to shoot me in the back,” Kardashian tells his sisters in a promotional clip for the new season of their reality TV show. “There was no way out, and I was desperate to think about it.”
A television star, Kardashian has built his empire by taking advantage of the virtual world, at the stroke of selfie or creating his own brand of emoticons. After suffering the robbery, he’s been absent from social media for almost two months.
On January 4 he returned to social networks. Kardashian shared his first image after three months of silence. The star returned with a family snapshot in which she appears alongside her husband, rapper Kanye West, and her children North West, 3, and Saint West, one. Once the spigot has been opened, Kardashian has added a two-minute video with images of his daily life as the first steps of his little one; Or showing the couple relaxed and embracing watching their daughter enjoy a merry-go-round.