Posted on Mon Jan 9th, 2017 8:08pm PDT By X17 Staff
Another break in the Kim Kardashian Paris robbery ... a driver for the car company the Kardashian family uses when they're in Paris, is one of the 17 people arrested in connection with the October theft.
According to French newspaper Le Monde, this particular chauffeur was the last person to drive Kim before the October 3rd incident. While Kim was ta the No Address apartment, her sister Kourtney and assistant were out clubbing. The driver knew of Kim's whereabouts and that she was alone, as her bodyguard had escorted Kourt that evening.
Five men entered KK's apartment that evenings and one taped her mouth shut -- it was on that tape that one of the assailant's DNA was recovered, which led to identifying one of the men involved in what was a larger jewelry heist ring. Three in the group are women and one is a 72-year-old man known as "Pierre B." Two of the suspects were taken into custody in Antwerp, Belgium.
Kim's French lawyer, meanwhile, chastises those our doubted his client and suggested the whole event was a PR stunt. Jean Veil said in a statement, his client is "very, very satisfied and to a certain extent reassured by the efficiency of the French police" and went on to say: "These arrests are a nice surprise because on the one hand, it will perhaps make it possible to find the jewelry ... On the other hand, it puts an end to the outrageous speculation by some, who thought it was intelligent to pretend that this robbery was staged, or a publicity stunt organised by Ms Kardashian."
The news comes only three days after we saw Kim say, in a trailer for the upcoming episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, "I thought they were going to shoot me in the back," as she addresses the event on her family's reality show.
Veil said to one news outlet, "The money she lost during this robbery is not the only issue. Even though my client was not injured, this assault was very brutal and traumatic. Imagine yourself alone, at night, in front of armed people."
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