Many of those arrested in coordinated police swoops in
several different parts of France were known underworld figures
aged over 50 and at least three were women, a police official
Attackers wearing ski masks and clothes with police markings
burst into the luxury property where Kardashian was sleeping in
the early hours of Oct. 3, tying her up at gunpoint before
making off with a ring and other jewels, police said at the
Most of arrests on Monday took place in the Paris region. One
was in the city of Rouen further north and another was in Grasse,
in the hills behind the Riviera coast.
French radio and TV reports said DNA traces from the scene of
the heist led police to the suspects and that they would now be
held for questioning, possibly for as much as four days, at the
Quai des Orfevres police headquarters in central Paris.
Kardashian, who is married to U.S rap star Kanye West, was badly
shaken but physically unharmed, her publicist said at the time.
The robbery made world headlines and unwanted publicity for one
of the world's most visited cities, where hotels and the wider
tourist sector have struggled to make a comeback commercially
after deadly attacks by Islamic militants in 2015.
(Reporting by Simon Carraud and Andrew Callus in Paris and
Matthias Galante in Nice; Writing by Brian Love; Editing by
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