New York Post front page headline story
17 Arrested in Kim Kaper
DNA on her binds cracked the case
Limo driver was ‘inside man
A sophisticated ring of thieves was arrested yesterday, charged with the strong-arm robbery of Kim Kardashian in Paris. DNA from tape used to restrain her helped police track down the suspect.
The DNA on the restraints busted the case wide open after authorities learned it belonged to a longtime criminal, and he was quickly linked to many of the others, the Guardian reported.
Another thief accidentally dropped part of the haul — a diamond-encrusted cross pendant made by the renowned jewelers Jacob & Co. — on the street during his bicycle getaway, reports said.
His prints were lifted from the pendant, identifying him, too, they said.
“These arrests are a nice surprise because, on the one hand, it will perhaps make it possible to find the jewelry,” Kardashian’s French lawyer, Jean Veil, told The Sun.