Kim Kardashian Paris Robbery: Six New Suspects Placed under Investigation
Six new suspects have been placed under formal investigation in France over the Kim Kardashian robbery, officials say.
A total of ten people – all arrested on January 9 – now face preliminary charges ranging from armed robbery to kidnapping and handling stolen goods.
Those brought before an investigating judge on January 13 include the alleged “mastermind”, reports say.
Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint and tied up by robbers while staying at an exclusive flat in Paris in October.
She was attacked while her bodyguard looked after her sister at a nightclub. The gang stole €9 million ($9.5 million) of jewellery, including a diamond ring valued at about €4 million.
Four people were placed under investigation on January 12, including a man – named as Yunice A, aged 63 – accused of robbing Kim Kardashian at gunpoint and leaving her bound and gagged.
The suspects brought before a judge on January 13 include a 60-year-old believed to be the mastermind of the plot, French media report.
Police have been investigating whether the gang was tipped off that the star’s bodyguard was not at the residence at the time of the robbery.
Although there has been no trace yet of Kim Kardashian’s missing jewellery, police did recover an estimated €300,000 worth of items during raids on January 9.