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French police open investigation into Kim Kardashian robbery

DNA traces that were found in the luxury apartment where Kardashian and her entourage were staying are being examined.

Kim Kardashian in August.
Kim Kardashian in August.
Image: Chris Pizzello

FRENCH PROSECUTORS prosecutors have formally opened an investigation into the robbery in Paris of Kim Kardashian in which the US reality TV star lost millions of euro worth of jewellery.

The investigation is focusing on “armed theft in a gang, criminal conspiracy and kidnapping,” judicial source said today.

DNA traces that were found in the luxury apartment where Kardashian and her entourage were staying are being examined, another source told AFP.

Police said a gang of five armed men burst into the residence in the early hours of 3 October, tied up Kardashian and stole a ring and jewellery worth around €9 million.

They are believed to have fled the scene by bicycle.

Kardashian, 35, who had been attending Paris fashion week, was briefly questioned by police before flying back to New York.

The star’s bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, was not with her at the time of the attack because he was providing security for Kardashian’s sister Kourtney at a Paris nightclub, an investigation

Kardashian, who is married to US rap star Kanye West, has kept a low profile since returning home.

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