67-year-old Yunice Abbas, who was arrested for stealing 9 million euros in jewelry in 2016 from businesswoman Kim Kardashian, recounts the details of the fact that went down in history as the largest robbery of an individual in France in recent years. 2 decades and that went around the world in a short time, generating an impact on the fans of the reality star KUWTK.
During Fashion Week 2016 that was held in Paris, Kim Kardashian lived the most traumatic episode of her life, as several thieves broke into the residence that the famous rented in the Parisian capital to gag her and steal several jewels. The socialite already told how she experienced this crime in an episode of her reality show, but now Yunice Abbas, one of the thieves who participated in the robbery, tells his version of the story in a book. It was a perfectly executed "coup". One of the many thieves who participated in the robbery of the reality star Kim Kardashian in Paris in 2016 tells in a book details of the notorious assault.
Yunice Abbas, 67, was one of 12 people arrested for stealing € 9 million ($ 10.8 million at current rates) in jewelry at the luxurious residence that Kim Kardashian rented in the French capital to assist to Fashion Week. As the title of his book J’ai sequestré Kim Kardashian (I kidnapped Kim Kardashian) makes clear, Abbas has no plans to challenge the charges in his trial that prosecutors expect to take place this year. The robbery, which went down in history as the largest robbery of an individual in France in the last two decades, went around the world. Most of the pieces were never found: Police have only recovered a diamond-encrusted cross that Abbas dropped as he left the scene on a bicycle.
“The jury will have to decide, and in theory, they will be based only on what is presented to them at trial, but 50 stories have already been told about all this; I wanted to tell my truth, which I have lived, ”Abbas told AFP. Along with five men between the ages of 60 and 72 - dubbed by the press the "robber grandparents" - Abbas entered Kardashian's apartment at around 2:30 a.m. on October 3, 2016. The wife Rapper Kayne West later told police that the men, at least one of whom was wearing a jacket with police insignia, tied her up with plastic cables and duct tape and shoved her into the empty bathtub.
“Everything was fast, maybe five, six, seven minutes, from entry to exit, because everything went smoothly. No one interfered, the victim handed over the jewels without resisting, ”Abbas said. The thief continued and said that he almost immediately regretted it. He had spent his life in and out of jail - 21 years in total - but had been "clean" for 9 years before the Kardashian robbery was offered "at a time when I needed the money," he said. After 22 months behind bars, a judge released him for health reasons, and now he expects a jury to be lenient after he underwent heart surgery. "My fear is going back to jail, my health is no longer good," he said.
How was it and what is Kim's version?
"I thought she was going to be raped." It is one of the details of the statement that the 'celebrity' Kim Kardashian gave to the Parisian Police after five masked men entered the luxury apartment where she was staying and stole several million euros in jewelry. According to TMZ, Kim was sleeping in bed when she woke up to hear thieves climbing the stairs of the two-story apartment in the 8th arrondissement of the French capital. He didn't have time to call anyone. They entered, snatched her cell phone, took her out of bed, tied her with ties, and put her in the luxurious marble bathtub that dominates one of the bathrooms in the apartment. The robbery did not last more than six minutes.
It was her close friend Simone Harouche who reacted quickly. Hearing the thieves upstairs, he called Kim's bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, who was with the star's sisters, Kourtney and Kendall, at a Paris nightclub. Kim pleaded for her life, shouting at the assailants that she had two children, while the men, dressed in police uniforms, tied her hands and feet and left her in the bathtub. KUWTK reality star Kim Kardashian, who feared being raped, told police that she did not quite understand what the robbers who spoke all the time in French were saying. However, he could understand that they were talking about a ring. Probably Lorraine Schwartz's ring, composed of a 20-carat emerald, given to her by her husband Kanye West and valued at 4 million euros.
The men, who entered the building threatening the janitor at gunpoint, also stole a box of jewels worth 6 million euros, before escaping on several bicycles that are rented anywhere in the city. After making a full statement to the police, the star returned to New York with her husband. Billionaire Kim took refuge upon arrival in a luxurious apartment in the Tribeca neighborhood, "very stunned but physically unscathed," her spokesperson told the media once they arrived after the robbery. Truly a traumatic experience for this family.