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It looks like Kim Kardashian's robbers are about to get what's coming to them. The Paris police have arrested 17 people on Monday morning for suspected involvement in the high-profile robbery of the reality star.
Three months after Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint and robbed of around $5 million worth of stuff in a Paris hotel room, the perpetrators may finally be behind bars. The police are questioning 17 men and women suspected of being involved in the burglary, the New York Times reported. The mass arrest came after cops found traces of the robbers' DNA in Kardashian's Paris hotel room. The police will hold and question the suspects for four days, by which time they will either have to charge or release the arrested men and women. According to Us Weekly, Kardashian will have to watch the surveillance footage of her traumatic robbery in order to help the officers correctly identify her assailants.
You might be thinking that 17 arrests seems high, but frighteningly enough, a spokesman for the Paris police department has said that Kim Kardashian's robbery probably involved a lot more people than we might think. Though the names of the people arrested on Monday are confidential, the prosecutor's office did reveal that many of the suspects are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, which has led them to believe they were part of an experienced group of thieves. This would go along with a story that Naomi Campbell told Wendy Williams last week about when she too was attacked and nearly robbed in Paris --- the supermodel implied that there is an experienced ring of robbers that target the rich and famous visiting the City of Lights that has been operating there for years.
So it sounds like the police are tracking down an entire network of celebrity thieves --- think the Bling Ring except older, more ruthless, and French. To review, five masked gunmen burst into the luxury hotel where Kim Kardashian was staying for Paris Fashion Week early in the morning on October 3. Two of those men broke into Kardashian's room, bound and gagged her, and held her at gunpoint while they stole millions of dollars worth of her jewelry. The police say that they are not only looking for the five men who entered the hotel, but also the others in the crime network responsible for helping them gain entry, plan the attack, and resell the stolen goods.
The arrest comes a little over three months after the incident, which the police department has said is a relatively quick turnaround. Though Kim Kardashian has remained silent publicly about her near-death experience since it happened, a recently released promo clip from the upcoming season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians shows the reality star in tears as she recalls a gun being held into her back.