17 people arrested in connection with the Kim K robbery

Hip Hop Hollywood 10/01/2017

Several people have been arrested and some held for questioning by police in France in connection with the robbery of reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Paris last October.

French police said at the time that the 36-year-old was robbed at gunpoint of some €9 million worth of jewellery by masked men who tied her up in her Paris apartment early on October 3.

Reports by Europe 1 and RTL Radio said 15 people were arrested in all over the robbery, in part thanks to DNA traces left behind.

RTL said the perpetrators, some disguised as police officers, had fled the scene on foot and on bicycles.

A Paris police source had told Reuters in October that five attackers, wearing ski masks and clothes with police markings, struck around 3am local time inside the exclusive apartment block where Kardashian had been staying while attending Paris Fashion Week.

The Paris prosecutor could not be immediately reached for comment.

The 36-year-old broke her silence on the robbery in a trailer for an upcoming series of the family's reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, saying she feared she was going to be shot in the back.

She was seen telling her sisters Khloe and Kourtney she thought "they're going to shoot me in the back. There's no way out" and she added: "It makes me so upset to think about it."

The mother-of-two was locked up in a bathroom in a private residence in Paris and tied up by armed robbers, thought to have been dressed as police officers.

The star suffered more turmoil the following month when her rapper husband Kanye West was taken to hospital in Los Angeles for sleep deprivation and exhaustion, after abruptly cancelling his US Saint Pablo tour.