French police arrested a gang of veteran armed robbers, aged 50-72, in connection with stealing millions of dollars worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian in Paris back in October. Kardashian was tied up and locked a bathroom as the gang stole a ring worth around $4 million and a case of jewelry worth $5 million.
According to Daily Mail, police-coordinated raids around 6:00 A.M. led to the arrest of sa total of 16 men, including a “major thug.” DNA found on a piece of tape used to gag Kardashian that led to the arrest. After three months of tests, it was finally found that the DNA corresponded to a well-known criminal who had been involved in numerous armed robberies.
The suspects, who have yet to be named, can be held for up to 96 hours before being charged or released. According to reports, the homes of the sixteen men are still being searched, with police seizing documents and other potential evidence.
After months of detailed police work, DNA has now been found in the Hotel de Pourtales – also known as ‘No Address,’ which is close to the U.S. Embassy in the French capital.
The forensics material matches that of a well-known armed robber with a number of convictions whom another officer described as a ‘major thug’. All the others arrested were linked to him.
‘Coordinated raids took place at 6 AM today,’ said the source. ‘The men were arrested at addresses in greater Paris and in the Gard department.
Last week Kardashian, 36, posted her first photo on Instagram since the robbery:
The five men thought to have been directly involved in the attack are facing charges of armed robbery by an organized gang, criminal conspiracy, and kidnapping.