By Rashidat Akashat
BBC reports that 16 people have been linked and arrested with the October armed robbery of Kim Kardashian West in Paris.
French authorities said at the time, the star was attacked at gun point by armed robbers dressed as police officers, who broke into her luxury apartment in Paris, tied the 36-year-old up before locking her in the bathroom and escaped with an estimate of 10 million Euro in jewelry.
Kim Kardashian Terrified By Armed Robbers
The authorities also added that traces of DNA left at the scene led to the arrests. The men were detained in early morning raids in the Paris region.
The KUWTK star, mother-of-two, wife to rapper Kanye West, said she thought she was going to get killed. She was left badly scared but unhurt.
“They’re going to shoot me in the back,” Kardashian, 36, tells her sisters in a promotional clip for the new season of her hit reality TV show.
“There’s no way out. It makes me so upset to think about it.”
Kim Kardashian Attackers Dropped A Diamond Worth 30,000 euros
AFP reports, that the men must have escaped on bicycles but one of the gang dropped a diamond pendant worth around 30,000 euros in the street outside.
A passer-by who found it, handed it over to the police hours after the robbery.
Kardashian lodged a formal complaint in France after she was filmed at the residence following the robbery.
Her lawyers said in October the video was made “without her consent or the police’s and while the police were investigating the crime scene”.
Kardashian had utilized the power of social media to rise to her fame, with nearly 50 million followers on Twitter and 90 million on Instagram.
A police said on Tuesday, that two Qatari women were ganged robbed in Paris by two masked men who sprayed tear gas at them and stole valuables worth more than five million euros, just a month after the Kardashian robbery.