While Kim Kardashian is getting back into her element by filming with her family in Costa Rica, the French police are interrogating the Paris robbers to find out where her stolen jewelry is. Will she ever recover her precious engagement ring?
According to a leaked police transcript that was first published in the French publication Le Monde on January 28, Aomar Air Khedache, the leader of the robbery, told officials what he and his gang did to the jewelry just days after they were stolen.
“So that the jewels wouldn’t be recognized, we took a joint decision to melt them down,” Khedache, nicknamed Old Omar told police. He went on to admit that the thugs later relocated to a Belgian town where they could cash-in.
“One of us took care of that,” the 60 year old robber told the police. “He came back with bars… Although there must have been a bit more than 800 grammies.”
When it came to Kim’s 20 carat emerald cut diamond ring, the gang leader admitted that it was with “someone” that he wasn’t willing to name. “We’re all afraid to sell it because it is a stone that’s very easy to identify,” he stated.
When asked how he knew Kim’s whereabouts that day he, claimed that the robbery was in fact very easy to plan. “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,” the robber stated.
However, Aomar denied Kim’s claims that she was held at gun point, saying:
“We didn’t take our weapons out in front of a woman,” Old Omar stated adding that they treated her with “gentleness” during the robbery.
“The person with me tied her up on the bed… I placed her in the bath.”