Monday 18 December 2017

16 people arrested in connection to Kim Kardashian's Paris robbery, according to French reports

The robbery of Kim Kardashian in Paris was the biggest celeb scandal of 2016
The robbery of Kim Kardashian in Paris was the biggest celeb scandal of 2016
Kim Kardashian returned to social media with this picture with husband Kanye West and children North and Saint
A police officer stands guard at the entrance of a luxury residence on the Rue Tronchet in central Paris, France
(FILES) This file photo taken on September 29, 2016 shows (From L) Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian attending the Off-white 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
This file photo taken on September 29, 2016 shows (From L) Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble as they attend the Off-white 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, in Paris.
Kim Kardashian West attends Buro 24/7 Fashion Forward Initiative as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 at Hotel Ritz on September 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Buro 24/7)
Businessman Simon Huck leaves friend Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's town house in New York City October 3, 2016.
Kim Kardashian West leaves the 'Alaia' showroom on October 1, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Paris police stand guard outside the hotel where Kim Kardashian was robbed. AFP/Getty Images
Kanye West's music was considered a turn off (Photo credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

A number of people have been arrested in connection with the Paris robbery involving Kim Kardashian.

The reality tv star (35) was tied up and gagged while five armed men stole €9m worth of jewels from her while she was staying at an exclusive private residence during Paris Fashion Week in October.

According to French reports this morning, 16 people have been arrested in relation to the crime. The AFP quotes a police source, who confirmed the arrests today.

It's believed the arrests were made as a result of DNA traces left behind at the scene. It's reported that two individuals are known to the police after their DNA matched a hit in the National DNA File (FNAEG).

A police officer stands guard at the entrance of a luxury residence on the Rue Tronchet in central Paris, France
A police officer stands guard at the entrance of a luxury residence on the Rue Tronchet in central Paris, France

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star emerged from her self-imposed break from the public eye earlier this week and in a teaser for her reality show, she said she thought she would die as there was "no way out" during the ordeal.

"She begged for them to let her live and [said] she has babies at home. Then they wrapped her mouth in tape and put her in the bathtub," a source told E! News in October.

"She thought they were for sure going to kill her," the source says.

The robbers escaped on foot and on bicycles.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

"She was hysterical but not screaming as she knew she had to keep quiet to survive," a source added to People.

"The reports of her fear of being raped are real. She really did think she was going to be raped. She had a gun to her head the whole time."

Kim Kardashian returned to social media with this picture with husband Kanye West and children North and Saint
Kim Kardashian returned to social media with this picture with husband Kanye West and children North and Saint

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