The man said to be behind the Paris heist of Kim Kardashian’s jewellery has revealed the only piece left is her AU$6 million engagement ring after the rest of the multi million dollar jewels were meted down and sold.
A transcript from the police interview of Aomar Ait Khedache, a 60-year-old nicknamed 'Omar le Vieux' (Old Omar) was leaked to Le Monde newspaper, the Mail Online reports.
Khedache said his team stayed in Paris for a short time after the heist before they went to the Belgian town of Antwerp, a diamond trading centre, to sell the stolen goods which the reality star said were worth around AU$15million
'So that the jewels wouldn't be recognised, we took a joint decision to melt them down,' Mr Khedache told police.
'One of us took care of that…. He came back with bars… Altogether there must have been a bit more than 800 grammes,' said the suspect, whose DNA was found at the crime scene at the luxury Paris apartment where Kardashian was staying, reports the Mail Online.
A total of 10 have now been charged including five accused of a direct role in the robbery, during which Kardashian was bound and gagged, then robbed at gunpoint.