Just in case you didn’t know, Kim Kardashian endured a horrific night in Paris in 2016. Five masked and armed men tied her up and gagged her in her hotel room. They held her at gunpoint while her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner were out at a Givenchy show for Paris Fashion Week. As if this night was not horrible enough, Yunice Abbas (a suspect from the said robbery) wrote a book revealing bizarre details of the heist titled J’ai Séquestré Kim Kardashian (I Kidnapped Kim Kardashian).
Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery
It’s been almost half a decade since five gunmen entered Kim Kardashian’s room at Hotel de Pourtalès in Paris. They gagged and restrained her. Then, they held her at gunpoint as she begged for her life. They stole more than £7-million of jewelry. This includes her £3.5-million engagement ring from Kanye West. Disguised as police officers, the concierge let them inside the building who they subsequently handcuffed and held at gunpoint until he led them to the reality star’s room.
Suspect Yunice Abbas published details about the night of the robbery
The police arrested at least seventeen people in connection with the robbery. Twelve of them continued to wait to stand trial which will likely take place in 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One of the twelve suspects, on the other hand, included 67-year-old French Algerian Yunice Abbas. He released a book all about the infamous night titled J’ai Séquestré Kim Kardashian (I Kidnapped Kim Kardashian).
According to COSMO UK, extracts of the book revealed details about the night of the robbery. He claimed that singer Tracey Chapman tried to call Kim Kardashian moments after the robbery took place. He also claimed that he had to leave a £26-thousand necklace behind due to the fact that he couldn’t carry everything on his getaway vehicle which turned out to be a bicycle. It also says that he plans to plead guilty to all charges.
However, he maintains that he never left the ground floor of the hotel and did not enter Kim Kardashian’s room. Adding to that, he had also pointed out that he never spoke to his co-accused again. Aside from that, he admitted that he wrote the book because people portrayed him as a “very uninviting character.” But, he continued to state that the Paris robbery remained a heist that every mobster would dream of.
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Angela Grace P. Baltan is a Communication graduate from Colegio de San Juan de Letran. She doesn’t hesitate to be opinionated in analyzing movies and television series. As a writer, she uses her articles to advocate for feminism, gender equality, and mental health among others.