New suspect charged over robbery of Kim Kardashian West in France

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A French court has actually charged an 11th suspect over the gunpoint robbery of Kim Kardashian West in 2016.

The 28-year-old man, who has not been named, has been charged with armed robbery, criminal conspiracy and holding the United States reality TV star versus her will in a Paris apartment or condo.

A judicial authorities said the suspect was apprehended on Tuesday, before meeting an investigative judge who filed initial charges on Friday.

Robbers swiped gems reported to be worth EUR9m (₤ 7.8 m) during the 3am raid in October 2016.

The loot consisted of Kardashian West’s EUR4m (₤ 3.5 m) engagement ring.

Kardashian West was remaining in the French capital for Paris Fashion Week when five guys using ski masks and dressed as policemans broke into her house.

The burglars tied her up and gagged her prior to locking her in the bathroom.

The reality TV star, who is married to hip hop artist Kanye West, later on revealed she begged for her life throughout the raid.

The robbers were let into the structure near the historical Madeleine Church after threatening the concierge.

The violent raid was the greatest of a single person in France for 20 years.

Among the robbers, who ran away the scene on a bike, dropped a diamond-encrusted cross worth EUR30,000 (₤ 26,000).

The item was found by a passerby a couple of hours later.

The cross stays the only piece to be recuperated from the multi-million pound break-in.

Aomar Ait Khedache, the thought ringleader, informed investigators he had actually had a hard time to discover a buyer for Kardashian West’s 18.88 carat ring.

He stated it was too recognisable, with the reality star having actually flaunted it on Instagram, therefore he gave it to an unknown third party.

Kardashian West took a three month break from social media after the heist.

The police believe part of the loot was offered in Belgium.

Officers had actually jailed 16 people by January 2017 as they examined the high profile robbery.

French media reported that DNA traces picked up off the tape utilized to connect Kardashian West up had led them to the suspects.

The broadcaster LCI alleged the intruders consisted of “old figures of the French mob and organised crime”.

Kanye West interrupted a show in the United States following the raid.

He was heard stating on phase: “I’m sorry, I have a household emergency situation. I have to stop the program”.

It is unclear when the charged suspects will go on trial.


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