Kim Kardashian-West's stolen jewels 'melted and sold', robbery suspect tells police

Posted February 01, 2017

Several reports suggested that police tracked down the suspects through DNA evidence and fingerprints found at the luxury Hôtel de Pourtalès, where Kim was robbed of $11 million dollars worth of jewellery. "There is one person who has it".

New details have emerged revealing the current location of Kim Kardashian's jewellery, which was stolen in Paris, late previous year.

The alleged ringleader of the group that robbed Kim Kardashian West in early October told French police last week that his team obtained much of the information they needed to pull off the heist from her social media posts, French newspaper Le Monde reports. The melted jewelry was then sold in Antwerp, Belgium, a major European hub for (both legal and illegal) jewelry commerce. "He came back with bars....there had to be about 800 grams", Mr Khedache said. Khedache and his group made a decision to not melt Kardashian's 20-carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring, fearing that the unique stone will be spotted very easily. For all of that, Khedache and his cohorts allegedly earned somewhere between €25,000 and €28,000.

If Kim Kardashian is hoping to one day retrieve her four million engagement or the 20-carat emerald sparkler, she could be in luck.

Khedache is also said to have described the robbery as "irresistible" after seeing Kim wearing her jewellery on social media.

"The jewels were shown on the internet, and (she said) that she didn't wear fakes... the time she would arrive in France, you just had to look at the internet and you knew everything, absolutely everything", he said.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paris police officials said at least 16 people were detained and held for questioning in connection the robbery.