16 People arrested in relation to Kim Kardashian Paris robbery
It's been months since TV star and mother-of-two Kim Kardashian West was tied up and robbed at gunpoint in an €8m jewel heist in Paris, but French media is reporting that police in the capital have finally arrested some suspects for questioning this morning.
According to the latest reports, investigators were able to zero in on the gang of "career criminals" thanks to DNA found at the scene of the robbery, which took place on October 2 at the Hôtel de Pourtalès.
On the night in question, the reality star, who was in the city for Fashion Week and had attended the Balenciaga show earlier in the day, was alone in her private luxury apartment at 2am when she was accosted by a gang of men posing as police officers. Luckily her two children, Saint (1) and North (3), were not with her at the time.
The robbers handcuffed the building's security guard and then made their way into Kim's room where they bound her, locked her inside the bathroom and stole jewellery worth millions.
While a rep for the star confirmed at the time she was "badly shaken but physically unharmed", the terrifying incident turned the social media star into a recluse for a number of months. Kardashian West has only recently begun sharing images once more and is thought to be much more concerned about her family's safety than before.
Speaking about the attack for the first time on her show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim wept and she recalled the night that changed her forever:
‘They’re going to shoot me in the back.' she said. 'There’s no way out… It makes me so upset to think about it.’
Police are investigating whether the gang was tipped off by an employee at the hotel.
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