-By Soraya Joseph
The thieves that stole millions of dollars in jewelry from Kim Kardashian are in jail, but there is little to no chance she’s ever getting her jewels back.
According to reports the mastermind behind Kim Kardashian-West’s Paris heist, 60-year-old Aomar Ait Khedache, confessed to authorities that Kim’s precious jewels were all melted down and later sold in Belgium. He admitted to Parisian police, “We all made the decision to melt them. One of the people took care of it.”
Khedache, also known as the “The Old Man,” (and one of the 16 men allegedly involved the October heist), admitted that most of Kim’s $10 million worth of jewelry retailed for a fraction of the cost- about 30K to be exact. As for the other items, including Kim’s four million dollar engagement ring and one other item, they were turned down for public retail due to how recognizable they are. “Everyone was afraid to sell because it’s a stone that’s very easily spotted,” Khedache admits. The thieves were allegedly able to sell Kim’s ring to an undisclosed, private buyer.
Khedache credits Kim’s social media statuses for aiding his crew in following her daily moves. He boasted to police about how easy it was to track the socialite. “[Kim] specified that she didn’t wear fakes [and] the schedules when she came to France. It was enough to look on the internet to know everything, absolutely everything.”
Yikes! No wonder Kim fell back from social media for a while after the incident. The 36-year-old may have lost her jewelry, but thankfully she made it out of the ordeal safely is bouncing back well from it all.
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