Kim Kardashian's brutal robbery is still underway in Paris, but the Chief of Police has revealed new details that could prove they're closer to catching the culprits! Click through the gallery for 9 bombshell details about the heist.
Dubbed "L'Affaire Kardashian" or just "Kim," in France, the reality star was unknown to the Chief of Police before the heist, he said. "I asked my number two, 'Who is this victim?'" Christian Sainte told Vanity Fair. But he said he searched her name on Google. "And I quickly understood who she is. And now I know almost everything about her."
Sainte hedged his bets when asked if the rumors of a hoax were true. "At this time, there is no doubt about the reality of the crime," he told the magazine.
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"Dozens of potential suspects know about this place, because celebrities are staying there for a long time," Paris police writer Frédéric Ploquin told the magazine. "They think they will be free without cameras, free to receive friends, visitors ... Drivers, bodyguards, paparazzi, girl furnishers ... know about this place. That makes maybe hundreds of people who know about this place. This makes the investigation very complex. You have hundreds of possible suspects."
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There was a Fashion Week party hosted by a Brazilian beer company at the Hôtel de Pourtalès the night of the robbery and there was almost no security, the article claims. "Everybody was telling each other, 'Do you know there's a Kardashian upstairs?" fashion designer Christophe Guillarmé, who attended the party, told the magazine. "It was like a joke, like she's upstairs while we are partying. There was no bodyguard at the front door, no bodyguard inside. There was a girl at the entrance, who asked, 'Are you coming to the party?' And if you said yes, she let you in."
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The Police Chief wouldn't reveal if the suspects were following Kardashian on social media. "She's giving information on social media all the time," was all he would reveal.
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The getaway vehicles — bikes — were a novelty. "This is the first occurrence of a bicycle being used in a major robbery," the Chief said.
As Radar reported, video of the suspects may have been captured. "At 2:18 A.M. the camera showed three men riding toward the hotel on bikes wearing 'fluorescent security bibs,'" according to Le Parisien. Fourteen minutes later, "two more stealth silhouettes" appear on foot, and a minute later, a sixth man, making "a gesture to hide his face under his hood," appears.
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The crime is being handled by the top law enforcement in the French City, the "elite Paris crime unit La Brigade de Répression du Banditisme, known as the B.R.B., a brigade of 100 plain clothed officers specializing in armed robbery and organized crime, led by a woman, Madame Commissioner Agnes Zanardi, an expert in the 'smash and grab' jewel robberies that have plagued luxury jewelry shops in Paris," the magazine reported.
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The Chief of Police is confident the perpetrators will be caught. "We can say that there is a professional team that committed this crime, and they seem to be organized," Sainte revealed. "That's why the B.R.B. is on the case. The B.R.B. has experience with people who attack with arms, and a big part of the brigade is now working on the Kim Kardashian case."
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