Following the October 2016 robbery of Kim Kardashian West in Paris, the location of her prized jewellery was unknown. Many speculated it had been sold, with others believing certain pieces would be kept as ''trophies' from the heist.
Overnight, French newspaper Le Monde published excerpts from Aomar Ait Khedache's alleged police testimony in which the leader of the group tells police what happened to the jewels, and how they were able to target the reality TV star.
Aomar claims they had planned to rob Kim at a different time, but had received "very precise" information "from someone very close to her" about her whereabouts that evening. He also told police that they knew she had real jewels because "[they] were shown on the internet and [she said] she didn't wear fakes. You just had to look at the internet and you knew everything, absolutely everything."
As for what happened to the jewellery (which was valued at upwards of Dhs36.7 million), Khedache allegedly told police, "For [the pieces] never to be recognised, we made the decision to melt them" adding that one of his men travelled to Antwerp and returned with bars worth "25,000 or 28,000 euros."
However, Khedache admitted they decided not to melt the engagement ring but had yet to sell it. "There is a person that has it. Everyone was afraid to sell it because it's a stone that's very easy to identify."