French police have arrested 16 people in the Paris region on Monday morning with respect to the robbery of US reality TV star Kim Kardashian in the country in October 2016.
According to several French reports, police have arrested 16 suspects who may be connected to Kim Kardashian‘s robbery in Paris.
Coordinated raids as early as 6am saw a total of 16 men including a ‘major thug’ arrested in the city, and also in the south of France.
The suspects are mainly in the age range 50 to 72, and most have long criminal records, said a source close to the case.
The reports also stated that some of the suspects are still being held for questioning in France.
A French police further stated that their arrests were made possible following the traces of DNA left at the scene.
“The men were detained in early morning raids in the Paris region, Normandy and the French Riviera following three months of investigations.”
“One of the DNA samples matched an individual known to police for robbery and criminal offences,” the police said.
It was gathered that following the discovery, French police kept the man under surveillance, along with those he came into contact with.