16 arrested over Kim Kardashian jewelry heist

PARIS -- Police in Paris say 16 people have been arrested in connection with the October theft of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian West.

Police say robbers forced their way into a private Paris residence where Kardashian West was staying, tied her up and locked her in a bathroom before making off with her jewelry.

French media reports DNA was left at the scene, and the DNA was traced back to a known robber. Police followed the suspect and kept records of those he came into contact with, leading to the 16 arrests.

At the time of the robbery, the reality TV star was in Paris attending fashion week shows. At the time a spokeswoman for Kardashian West said she was badly shaken but physically unharmed.

The robbery raised new concerns about security in the French capital after a string of deadly extremist attacks.

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