It’s been over three months since Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, France, but her case has definitely not run cold. In fact, according to a new report from People magazine, there has been a major breakthrough. French authorities revealed on Monday, Jan. 9 that 16 suspects were arrested in connection with the robbery.
According to the publication, the arrests took place in several different locations in Paris and surrounding cities in the early hours of Monday morning. It is believed that questioning is underway, and the suspects can be held for up to 96 hours before they must either be charged or released.
People magazine reports that “exploitable DNA” was found on a piece of jewelry, a diamond-encrusted Jacob & Co. Cross that was dropped by the thieves during their getaway — it was found by a passerby and handed to the police. DNA from a second suspect was found inside Kardashian West’s hotel room — this according to French newspaper, Le Monde. According to Le Monde, police had been monitoring these two suspects closely for several weeks prior to the arrests.
While the Paris prosecutor’s office hasn’t yet commented on the arrests, according to People, they have learned that some of the suspects have already been brought before two magistrates for questioning while the investigation continues.
So, while we thought it could be years until Kim Kardashian West’s attackers were be brought to justice, that may not be the case after all.
Before you go, check out our slideshow below.