Almost all of Kim Kardashian West ‘s stolen jewels have been melted down, according to fresh claims.
The reality TV star was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel, last year, and – after they made off with millions worth of jewels – the gang decided to get them melted down so that they could not be traced, with only Kim’s diamond engagement ring still intact.
Now, according to Le Monde newspaper, Aomar Ait Khedache, 60, whose nickname is Omar le Vieux (Old Omar), told police: “So that the jewels wouldn’t be recognised, we took a joint decision to melt them down.
“One of us took care of that…. He came back with bars… Altogether there must have been a bit more than 800 grammes.”
Although Kim admitted she feared for her life during the ordeal, Khedache insisted they treated her well, despite tying her up.
He said: “We didn’t take our weapons out in front of a woman. The person with me tied her up on the bed… I placed her in the bath.”
And Khedache admitted planning the robbery was easy, because Kim was so open about her movements and jewels on social media and he also claimed they had insider information.
He said: “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.
“We had very precise information about her movements that we got from someone who was very close to her.”
All of those charged – nine men, one woman – are currently in custody and face trial later this year. Kim is expected to return to France from the USA to give evidence.
Kim was recently seen telling her family about the robbery on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.