In Paris, the French police rounded up and arrested sixteen people on Monday in connection with the October jewelry robbery of Kim Kardashian.
French Police officials said that at around 6 a.m. they began a series of arrests in different locations in the Paris region. The sixteen arrested can be held by the police for up to 96 hours before either being charged or set free.
In October of 2016, Kim Kardashian was staying at a Paris hotel while in Paris to attend a fashion event.
On Oct. 3, an unknown gang of robbers forced their way into the private Paris residence where Kardashian was staying, tied her up, and locked her in a bathroom. Kardashian was held at gunpoint while the robbers ransacked the hotel room for jewelry.
The robbers made off with over $10 million dollars worth of Kardashian jewelry from her jewelry box, including a 20-karat diamond engagement ring.
News reports say the police tracked down the culprits because they had left traces of DNA evidence at the residence.
According to Fox News, an unnamed official who wasn’t allowed to speak publicly about the investigation said many of the suspects were already well known for robbery and other crimes.
In December, Kardashian alluded to the robbery in a trailer for her family’s reality show, telling two of her sisters, “They’re going to shoot me in the back. There’s no way out.”
A spokeswoman for Kardashian said she was badly shaken after the incident but physically unharmed.
The robbery has since highlighted security concerns in the French capital, following a string of deadly extremist attacks.
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