Kim Kardashian’s Stolen Jewelry Is Gone For Good After Paris Robbery (UPDATE)
UPDATE #8 (1/18/2017 at 5:06 p.m. ET):
Paris cops are convinced the robbers "melted down or recut and sold on the black market" the $10 million worth of jewelry they stole on October 3, according to Us Weekly.
It seems as though the special ID number and logo engraved on the diamond were removed via high-tech laser as well.
Keep reading for more updates on the aftermath of Kim's tragic night.
UPDATE #8 (1/15/2017 at 12:56 p.m. ET)
New details have emerged in regards to the Paris robbery that left Kim Kardashian bound and gagged in her hotel room as three masked men got away with over $10 million worth of jewels and money.
In a chilling police report leaked to French publication Le Journal Du Dimanche, the reality star revealed shocking details about the traumatic incident, including that she was naked and she tried to hide her wedding ring.
In the police report, the fashion mogul revealed she saw two of the robbers coming towards her hotel room through a sliding door. She also mentioned she saw the bound receptionist who was forced by gunpoint to lead them to Kim's room. After noticing the men, the star said she attempted to call her bodyguard to alert him of the danger.
"I heard noises at the door, like footsteps, and I asked, shouting, who was there, no one answered," she told police. "I called at 2.56am my bodyguard. I saw through the sliding door two people coming, plus the man from the reception who was strapped."
The reality star also revealed she was naked underneath nothing but a thin bath robe when the robbers barged in, grabbed her and threw her on the bed.
"They caught me and took me in the lobby. I was wearing a bathrobe, naked underneath," she said. "Then we went in the room again and they pushed me on the bed."
When asked where her wedding ring was, Kim recalled that she initially tried to hide the $4 million piece of jewelery. Though after the robbers persisted at gunpoint, the mother of two admitted she gave into the criminals' request.
"He asked me with a strong French accent where my ring was. It was placed on the bedside table. It costs $4 million," she told the French publication. "I answer him that 'I don’t know', he takes out a weapon and I show him the ring. He pointed the weapon toward me. He takes the ring, he was wearing gloves. He asked me where the jewels and the money are."
The Keeping Up With the Kardashian star disclosed the robbers got away with her iPhone 6, her Blackberry, all the belongings in her handbag, and millions of dollars worth of jewels in her Louis Vuitton jewelery box, including two diamond Cartier bracelets, diamond Lauren Schwartz earrings, a Jacob & Co. gold and diamond necklace and cross-shaped diamond, a gold Rolex watch, and two gold rings.
The middle Kardashian sister also discussed how she was bound and gagged by the men and was locked in her bathroom.
"At this time, they strapped me with plastic cables and tape on my hands, then they taped my mouth and my legs," she said. "They carried me in my bathroom, more specifically in my bathtub."
The star also described how she freed herself once the robbers left, telling police that after she managed to pull off the tape and plastic ties, she ran to fashion stylist Simone Harouche's hotel room and called sister Kourtney Kardashian from her phone.
"Then, I removed the tape from my hands and my mouth, I removed the plastic. I realized they were a bit young because of the way they strapped me," she said. "I removed the tape on my legs. I ran to Simone’s room. Then I called my sister Kourtney with Simone’s phone. Simone called her bodyguard because she was hearing some noise."
Kim ended the report by telling the Parisian police that she might be able to recognize one of the robbers but isn't sure, and that she would like to return home to her children.
"I would like to leave and to go back to my children in the United States. A private plane is waiting for me at the Bourget," she said.
Read Kim's statement to the police in full here.
UPDATE #7 (1/15/2017 at 12:22 p.m. ET):
Kim Kardashian's bodyguard is breaking his silence about the Paris robbery that left the reality star bound and gagged while alone in her hotel room.
In an interview with Fairfax Media, Pascal Duvier spoke on the widespread harassment he (and his two daughters!) has received over the incident and whether he was fired from the fashion mogul and her husband Kanye West's security team.
Though the security guard remained tight-lipped on the ordeal, claiming that he doesn't want to "compromise the investigations," he did comment on rumors swirling that the robbery was an inside job and he was involved.
"Everybody close to me was harassed to get answers about me. Not cool, but it's the way this type of industry works," he said.
When pressed about reports that he was let go from Kanye and Kim's security shortly after news of the robbery broke, the bodyguard refused to answer, passing the question on to the celebrity couple.
"This is a question that comes up often and to be honest it doesn't matter if I do or I don't [work for Kim and Kanye]," he said. "The client should be the one answering that question."
Though the bodyguard, who was providing security services to sisters Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian at a Parisian nightclub on the night of the robbery, did speak to the traumatizing ordeal, he confirmed he is willing to return to Paris.
"If I would try to avoid all places I had bad memories, then I can't even stay home. [I am] not avoiding anything. Unfortunately everywhere you are nowadays you have to be careful," he said.
He also told the site he isn't dwelling on the details and is trying to move on with his life.
"I don't like to waste my time on thoughts about 'what if' or 'what could have been if,'" he said. "Many good and many bad things happen. Life is a chain reaction of decisions and actions you take, you can't choose only to change certain things. Every change affects everything."
UPDATE #6 (1/13/17 at 14:13 a.m. ET):
The alleged mastermind behind Kim Kardashian’s robbery has been charged.
A French prosecutor has revealed the person responsible for the terrifying armed robbery in October, according to the Daily Mail.
The name of the ‘mastermind’ has not been given out yet, but now a total of 10 people have been charged with the crime.
UPDATE #5 (1/13/17 at 7:40 a.m. ET):
Now four men have been charged in connection to Kim Kardashian’s robbery.
Gary M., the brother of the limo driver the reality star used while in Paris, is facing a charge of conspiracy.
He has been released by the investigating judge, but he must report to authorities. The three other men are all in detainment.
UPDATE #4 (1/12/17 at 2:26 p.m. ET):
A man has been charged in connection with Kim Kardashian’s robbery.
The 63-year-old, who is known only as Yunice A, has been charged with a number of offenses, including armed robbery in an organized gang, kidnapping, and criminal association, according to TMZ.
Police have also released four of the 17 people they originally arrested without charges.
UPDATE #3 (1/12/17 at 7:37 a.m. ET):
Kim Kardashian will not have to travel back to Paris to testify against her alleged perpetrators.
Under French law, victims do not have to face their alleged suspects in court, so the judge will be traveling to California to question the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star.
UPDATE #2 (1/11/17 at 7:30 a.m. ET):
Kim Kardashian’s Paris chauffeur is no longer a possible suspect in her robbery case.
The driver was released from police custody on Tuesday, according to TMZ.
The 27-year-old, who has been identified as Michael Madar, was only brought in for “testimony purposes.”
UPDATE (1/09/17 at 16:00 p.m. ET):
One of the suspects arrested is reportedly a chauffeur with a luxury car company Kim used while she was in Paris.
In fact, he was the person who drove the 36-year-old back to her apartment on the night of the robbery, according to French newspaper Le Monde.
Original Story (1/09/17 at 7:51 a.m. ET):
Kim Kardashian is about to get justice.
The break in Kim’s case come just a few weeks after police claimed they were "nowhere near" finding the criminals who broke into the reality star’s French apartment, held her at gunpoint, and stole $8.5 million in jewels.
The way law enforcement found the alleged thieves is like something out of your favorite crime drama.
The group of suspects was apprehended after traces of DNA were found on some of the recovered items from the robbery.
Still, there are some major questions about the individuals believed to be behind the multimillion-dollar crime.
The exact number of those arrested has yet to be officially confirmed, as a police source told Agence France-Presse that 16 people have been arrested, while Europe 1 and RTL Radio said 15 people were being held.
One thing is certain: North West’s mom can now rest a little easier.
That’s good to know considering just how traumatized the middle Kardashian sister seemed in the latest KUWTK sneak peek.
"They're going to shoot me in the back,” she sobs in the trailer.
“There's no way out. It makes me so upset to think about it."
It’s clear Kim has started to move on since that scene was filmed since she’s returned to social media with a whole new style.
Kris Jenner’s daughter reemerged on her favorite platforms with a moving video of her family with Kanye West.
All of her bling and bodysuits were gone in favor of a new, toned down look, which we now know was totally on purpose.
"Taking time off after the robbery has really changed Kim,” an insider says.
“And for the better. She initially was just too shocked and traumatized to deal with anything but her kids.”
Now that the celeb’s attackers may be in jail, we’ll see if Kim 2.0 sticks around much longer.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians returns March 2017 on E!.
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