17 people arrested in Kim Kardashians Paris robbery, familys limousine driver is a suspect
10 January 2017 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – It is believed that the robbery in Paris involving reality star Kim Kardashian was an inside job as their limousine driver was one of the suspects.
A total of 17 people were arrested in France on Monday and as per the latest details, the limousine driver is from an upscale private limousine company that has been used by the Kardashian-Jenner family whenever they visit the capital. The driver is said to be 27 years old and the last to drive Kardashian back to her hotel before the robbery.
Out of the 17 people arrested, 14 are men and three are women. The oldest suspect is said to be 72 years old and was identified only as Pierre B. Five of the suspects are also known to be burglars and are around 55 years old. Pierre B. is said to be the ringleader of the heist. He was arrested after officials got into his villa in Plascassier , which is located south of France.
A break into the case was made after officials found DNA on the hose clamp. It matched the police records of a man arrested for armed robbery in the past. They also watched the CCTV images around the hotel before the robbery, which led them to the 17 arrests.
It is believed that the suspects are experienced thieves with long criminal records. They are still being held and being questioned by authorities.
The investigation into the robbery has lasted for three months now. Kardashian was held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel as she was there during the Paris Fashion Week. She was gagged and bound and placed in the bath tub of the bathroom of the hotel. The crooks are alleged of stealing more than $11 million worth of jewelry including the 20-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond engagement ring Kanye West gave to her.
Kardashian has been out of the spotlight for months but has slowly resumed her social media presence. She also has cancelled some of her previous professional engagements due to the recovery she underwent caused by the trauma from the robbery.
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