The chief of police in Paris is “very confident” the thieves responsible for Kim Kardashian’s October 3 robbery will be identified and caught, it is only a matter of time. Authorities had better speed up the investigation because Kanye West is demanding that someone is held responsible.
In his first interview with a foreign media outlet, Vanity Fair sat down with police chief Christian Sainte to discuss where the authorities were at in the Kim Kardashian robbery investigation.
“At this time, there is no doubt about the reality of the crime.”
Released today, the interview dives into the details about the October 3 robbery in Kardashian and West’s luxury apartment in Paris.
Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint while thieves made out with over $10 million of her jewelry. Among the items stolen was Kim’s $4 million engagement ring.
Because of the level of fame that the victim has, it is imperative that investigators get to the bottom of what happened. The robbers broke into the Hotel de Pourtales building and posed as police officers themselves. They escaped through the streets of Paris on bicycles.
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The esteemed crime Paris crime unit La Brigade de Répression du Banditisme — also known as the B.R.B — is handling Kim Kardashian’s case.
The brigade is made up of 100 officers who specialize in armed robbery.
The police chief did not say whether they currently had any suspects in the case.
“The B.R.B. has experience with people who attack with arms, and a big part of the brigade is now working on the Kim Kardashian case.”
Sainte stated that he feels “very confident” that the culprits will be found.
According to the Inquisitr, France’s M6 News released security footage of the robbers last week.
The robbers are seen on camera approaching the reality star’s home, three on bikes and two on foot. The CCTV footage revealed that the suspects committed the crime and were making their escape approximately 49 minutes later.
Sainte not only has the pressure of Kim Kardashian’s pushy husband Kanye West to find the people responsible for the robbery, but also the pressure of saving the reputation of Paris. After ISIS attacks last year and the armed robbery of the most popular person on social media, Paris is not necessarily known for being a safe city of love right now.
The police chief claims that this case will undoubtedly be one of the most unusual cases of his long career.
Veteran Paris police writer Frédéric Ploquin told VF that France had fallen victim to a new type of gangster.
“They’re born in France, but most of them are from North Africa: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia. And Romanian gypsies from France, which we call Manouche.
“They are smart, clever, and they know how to follow someone on the Internet. They can also use violence, sometimes even when it’s not necessary.”
The attackers who broke into Kim Kardashian’s residence knew exactly where they were going and what they were doing. It was as well thought out plan.
“Well, it’s not a hotel. It’s a hotel particulier, a private residence transformed into luxurious guest house.” Nonetheless its official name is the Hôtel de Pourtalès, also known as the No Address Hotel.
“It is so exclusive you have to be rich or famous, or both—or be referred by someone who is—to gain entry.”
How much longer will it be until we can put faces to the men who robbed Kim Kardashian of over $10 million? Kanye West has demanded that they get to the bottom of this. The rapper has even hired new secret-service level security for his wife and children.
Will catching the Paris thieves help to improve the city’s damaged reputation?
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