INVESTIGATION: Investigators tracked the suspects of the robbery of Kim Kardashian through the exploitation of DNA traces found at the scene …
End of the run for the perpetrators of the robbery of Kim Kardashian, more than three months after the robbery.
Police conducted a major crackdown on Monday, arresting 17 people in the Paris region and the provinces, said police sources, confirming press reports.
Arrests four corners of the Hexagon
According to RTL , the arrests took place in Raincy (Seine-Saint-Denis), Vincennes (Val-de-Marne), Rouen (Seine-Maritime) and Grasse (Alpes-Maritimes).
The youngest who was arrested was born in January 1994 and the oldest, 72 years old, said a police source.
Investigators have recovered their particular track through the exploitation of DNA traces found on site, detailed a police source.
“A trace a” match “with an individual known to police for acts of robbery and ordinary criminal cases, and considered a major villain,” the source told AFP.
Investigators from the Brigade de répression du banditisme (BRB) in Paris then set up surveillance that helped reconstruct the network (robbers, intermediaries, receivers), with branches leading in Belgium, said a source.
These people “are almost all known for organized crime,” said a police source, adding that among them were three women. Money and documents have in particular been found during various searches.
The arrests is open for “armed robbery by organized gangs, kidnapping and criminal association”, the custody of the suspects may last up to 96 hours.
Kim Kardashian had jewelry stolen worth nine million euros on the night of 3rd October in Paris.
Five “masked gunmen dressed as police officers” were initially hampered by the night watchman, who they overcome, and two of them then entered the apartments of the reality TV star and held her at gunpoint.
Kim Kardashian was “tied up” and “shut up in the bathroom,” according to police sources.