Published On: Thu, Oct 6th, 2016

Too famous to sell: Kardashian’s jewellery thieves might find it hard to get buyers

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French police officials have blamed Kardashian for flaunting her jewellery on social media as it attracts thieves.

New York: Planning a robbery and executing it might have been an easy task for thieves who stole Kim Kardashian’s jewellery worth millions, but they would find it difficult to find a buyer for it as the jewellery is too famous.

On Monday, Kardashian, America’s highest paid TV star, was dragged out of the bedroom, tied up with zip ties and was thrown on the floor by five masked men, before she was robbed of her jewellery worth USD 10 million.

The robbers zip-tied Kardashian’s hands with plastic handcuffs, duct-taped her mouth and ankles and dumped her in the bathtub.

They made off with a ring worth around four million euros ($4.5 million) and a case of jewellery with a value of five million euros ($5.6 million), a police source said. Two mobile phones were also taken.

Kardashian has always flaunted her ring and other jewellery on social media. “Everyone knows that ring. It won’t be easy to get rid of it,” said a police source.

Recently, she had posted a photograph of herself on Instagram wearing a ring, believed to be gifted by her husband Kanye West.

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“These are not everyday jewels. These are unique pieces,” said Sandrine Marcot, acting president of the French union of jewellers and watchmakers.

On the other hand, French police officials have blamed Kardashian for flaunting her jewellery on social media as it attracts thieves.

The chief spokesperson for Paris police department, Johanna Primevert, also said that Kardashian’s celebrity status made her an easy target. “It was really the celebrity who was targeted, with possessions that had been seen and noticed via social media, and it was these goods that the attackers targeted,” Primevert was quoted as saying.

The reality TV star’s spokeswoman said, “two armed masked men dressed as police officers” burst into her room.

Another member of the gang restrained the building’s security guard during the robbery, police said, adding that the guard was unhurt. The assailants may have fled on bicycles, investigators say.

The star’s bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, was absent at the time, providing security for Kardashian’s sister Kourtney at a Paris nightclub, an investigation source said.

It is not known whether Kardashian’s two young children were with their mother at the time of the robbery.

Soon after the incident, Kardashian left France on a private jet after being questioned by police about the robbery. She had been in the French capital attending Paris Fashion Week, including catwalk shows by Balenciaga and Givenchy.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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