The arrests, which were made in Paris as well as the eastern suburbs of Raincy and Vincenne, were part of a police operation that began at six A.M. on Monday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the suspects range in age from 23 to 72. Per the AP, French police can hold the suspects for up to 96 hours before charging them or letting them go. check out the full story from vanity fair here
Kardashian was tied up and robbed of jewellery worth around nine million euros ($9.5 million) when a gang of masked men burst into the luxury Paris residence where she was staying during Fashion Week in October.
Kim Kardashian is finally speaking about being robbed after months of silence.
In the clip for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” on the E! Channel, she tearfully recalls the night masked gunmen broke into her hotel room, bound and gagged her before locking her in the bathroom and stole jewelry worth a reported $10 million.
According to the Associated Press, the arrests took place starting around 6 a.m. Monday in different locations around Paris and the surrounding cities. The suspects can be held for up to 96 hours before they must be charged or released.
Although Paris prosecutors office have offered no comment concerning ongoing operations, PEOPLE has learned that suspects are already being brought before two magistrates Monday morning for questioning as the process continues. See this article in full here
17 Reportedly Arrested In Connection To Kim Kardashian West Robbery
There’s some confusion about exactly how many people police have arrested — some French media outlets say 16, while others say 17.
DNA left at the scene proved crucial to the investigation, one police official told Agence France-Presse.
“One of the DNA samples matched an individual known to police for robbery and criminal offences, who is considered a major thug,” the official told the news agency. He added that they were able to then “build up a picture of the criminal network behind the robbery … adding that it stretched to Belgium.”
Police arrested people during raids in Paris and in southern France, Agnes Thiebault-Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor’s office, told The New York Times. She added that “the oldest of those arrested was 72 and that several of the others were in their 40s, 50s and 60s, which suggested that they were part of an ‘experienced” group,'” according to the newspaper. See full NPR story