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10 January 2017, 10:45
This is crazy!
Kim Kardashian’s infamous Paris robbery may have been an inside job, new reports suggest.
French police have recently revealed that the reality star’s chauffeur is among the 17 people who have been arrested in connection with the jewellery heist.
Reports have emerged which suggest the 27-year-old driver "worked for an upmarket firm that was used by the Kardashian family whenever they were in Paris."
As reported yesterday, an additional sixteen people have been arrested in France in connection with Kim’s highly publicised robbery, which took place in October last year.
#BREAKING 16 people arrested over Kim Kardashian Paris robbery: police source— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 9, 2017
According to reports by Europe 1 and RTL Radio, the potential perpetrators were caught 'in part thanks to DNA traces left behind.’
The accused men are reportedly aged "mostly in their 50s, 60s and 70s," and are under suspicion of stealing over $8million worth of jewellery belonging to the reality TV star.
Kim Kardashian's French lawyer, Jean Veil, said that the arrests provide "a great satisfaction."
"These arrests are a nice surprise because we might be able to find the jewels," Mr Veil told the French magazine L’Express.
The wife of rapper Kanye West said she feared she was going to be raped and killed during the robbery, leaving her badly shaken and leading to an uncharacteristic social media absence.
However, Kim recently returned to the internet by sharing a series of personal family photos, including husband Kanye and children North and Saint.
family pic.twitter.com/C160vg1Mcn— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 3, 2017
my son pic.twitter.com/YJq352YzoA— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 4, 2017