17 Suspects Arrested For Kim Kardashian Robbery: It Was An Inside Job

It's the person you least suspect.

By Aimée Lutkin

Kim Kardashian is finally back amongst us after retreating from social media following her terrifying experience of being robbed at gunpoint in Paris. At the time, many people laughed at her trauma or went so far as to accuse her of faking the crime for attention. Now police are finally making some strides in the case, and it looks like, as suspected, it was an inside job.

That inside job was definitely not headed by Kim K. According to French newspaper Le Monde, seventeen suspects have been arrested in connection with the case, and all these arrests have led to Kim’s chaffeur driver in Paris. Page Six reports that driver Michael Madar, 40, and his brother, Gary Madar, 27, were amongst those taken into custody on Monday. Michael Madar worked for the upscale limo company that frequently took Kim Kardashian around town, giving him direct knowledge of her and her family’s whereabouts.

Their home has apparently been searched “top to bottom,” but the jewels belonging to Kim Kardashian have not been found. The Madars allegedly have connections with the diamond trade and are suspect of handling stolen jewelry in the past.

According to Le Monde, DNA connected the Madars to the scene, found on a piece of the duct tape used to bind Kim as the robbers went through her hotel room. The Daily Mail has reported that the famous $4.5 million “engagement ring” that Kanye West gave Kim may have been “disposed” of, though it’s wouldn’t be an easy rock to fleece. The suspects can be held for 96 hours before either being charged or released. If all 17 are held on charges, it would be an enormous number of people required to take on one woman.

[Photo: Getty]

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