16 people arrested over Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris

The reality TV star was tied up during the multi-million euro jewellery robbery

16 people arrested over Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris

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Sixteen people have been arrested over the robbery of Kim Kardashian West in Paris in October, according to reports.

The reality TV star was tied up and robbed of around €10m worth of jewellery when a gang of masked men burst into her apartment during Paris Fashion Week.

French media say DNA traces led police to the suspects.

According to French channel LCI, the alleged robbers are "old figures of the French mob and organised crime", with "many of them on their fifties and even a 72-year-old man".

According to Europe 1, the arrests took place at 6am in and around the city.

The operation was co-ordinated by the Banditry Repression Brigade of the French police - a special unit in charge of armed robberies.

The robbers, wearing ski masks and dressed as police, broke into the apartment at around 3am on 3 October and held a gun to Kardashian West's head before tying her up and locking her in the bathroom.

They were let into the building near the historic Madeleine Church in the 8th arrondissement by the building's concierge.

A police source said a jewellery box containing a ring worth €4m had been taken along with other valuables worth between €5m and €6m.

According to police, the star was "badly shaken but physically unharmed".

The socialite returned to social media last week after taking a three-month break from the limelight following the incident.

The 36-year-old shared a picture of her alongside husband Kanye West and their two children, three-year-old daughter North and one-year-old son Saint.

The apartment where Kim was staying is said to have cost up to €15,000 a night.

She also stayed there before her wedding to Kanye West in 2014.

The rapper cut short a concert in the US following the raid.

In footage shot by members of the audience, he was heard saying, "I'm sorry, I have a family emergency. I have to stop the show" - before walking off stage.