Persons arrested in Kardashian West robbery


January 11, 2017
Kanye West (left) and Kim Kardashian West.


French police arrested 17 people Monday in the October theft of more than US$10 million worth of jewellery from Kim Kardashian West.

The celebrity was tied up and locked in a bathroom after armed robbers forced their way into her rented Paris apartment.

Authorities said police seized weapons and a large amount of cash in multiple raids that took place starting around 6 a.m. in different locations in the Paris region and the south of France.

The suspects ranged in age from 23 to 72, and included several known for prior robberies and other crimes, according to a police document seen by The Associated Press.

Among the items seized were an automatic pistol and other weapons, as well as €140,000 euros (US$147,500) in cash, said police officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak publicly about the continuing investigation.

A spokeswoman for the reality star said she had no comment Monday.