Paris police: 17 arrested over Kardashian West jewelry heist

Kim and Kanye
In this Monday, June 1, 2015, file photo, Kim Kardashian, left, and Kanye West arrive at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, in New York. Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West welcomed a baby boy early Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Los Angeles. This is the second child for the superstar couple: Daughter North was born in 2013. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

PARIS (AP) – UPDATE: Police in Paris say the 17 people who were arrested yesterday in connection with the October robbery at Kim Kardashian’s rented private apartment include her chauffeur and the driver’s brother. And investigators say it may have been an inside job.

They say the robbers struck after the bodyguard left for the night. They forced their way into the apartment, tied up the reality star and made off with more than $10 million worth of jewelry.

ORIGINAL: 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.

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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