17 Have Been Detained In Kardashian-West Robbery
According to CNN, French police have detained 17 people in connection with the armed robbery of Kim Kardashian West in Paris last October.
A spokesman for the Paris prosecutor told CNN that the group was picked up in Paris, the eastern suburbs of Raincy and Vincenne in a police operation early Monday morning. There was also a suspect that was detained in Grasse, which is south of the country.
Kardashian-West was robbed at gunpoint in her hotel room in October. A group of men disguised as police officers at a luxury mansion in Paris took an estimated $10 million in cash and jewelry.
Those being held are between the ages of 23 and 73 and can be held for up to 96 hours for questioning.
A few hours prior to the robbery, Kardashian-West had attended the Givenchy runway show where her sister Kendall was walking. Earlier in the week she had been rushed by prankster, Vitalii Sediuk, who tried to kiss her rear end. Sediuk, who has pranked celebrities such as Bradley Cooper, Will Smith and Gigi Hadid, was immediately tackled to the ground by Kardashian-West’s bodyguard.
The French Interior Ministry said five men threatened the concierge at the mansion with a weapon to gain access to the private apartment. Two of those men entered Kardashian-West’s room and held a gun to her head, said the Pairs prosecutor’s office.
Another source told CNN that Kardashian-West pleaded for her life as she was being threatened. She was bound and forced into a bathtub with tape placed over her mouth.
Since the incident Kardashian-West has remained quiet and out of the spotlight. She returned to Instagram last week for the first time since the attack. In the new season of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” it appears that she looks to break her silence over the matter.
“They’re going to shoot me in the back,” Kardashian West tells her sisters in the promo. “There’s no way out. It makes me so upset to think about it.”