After four months of seemingly few leads on Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery case, police have moved quickly to arrest 17 people in connection with the armed crime – including the star’s personal chauffeur.
Sparking questions about a possible inside job, detectives swooped on driver Michael Madar, who was employed to transport Kim around Paris during Fashion Week last autumn.
The company he’s employed by, UNIC Worldpass, told the news outlet that Mr Madar was in custody “for testimony purposes” only and that it, and the driver, have no connection to the armed assault.
Meanwhile, Kim has reportedly been told that her $4million diamond ring given to her by Kanye West is unlikely to reappear. It is claimed that the thieves probably shipped it straight to Antwerp’s diamond district in Belgium after taking it from her Parisian apartment.
Kim had been wearing the enormous 20-carat emerald-cut ring in the hours before the robbery, having Snapchatted herself with it in that same evening.
She’s put in an insurance claim for the bling, along with claims for 12 other items of jewellery, totalling $5.6million.
But investigators can’t be sure whether she’ll ever see them again.
It comes as a new clip from the upcoming series of Keeping Up With The Kardashians shows a distraught Kim telling her sisters about the ordeal.
The mum of two sobs as she reveals how terrified she was during the attack, thinking she’d be shot in the back by the robbers
“There’s no way out,” she told Khloe and Kourtney. “It makes me so upset to think about it.”
While KUWTK cameras were filming Kim’s trip to the French capital, they weren’t rolling during the attack – so it’s not yet sure how much of the aftermath E! will be able to show when the series returns in March.