A gang member who was a part of the crew that robbed Kim Kardashian in her hotel room in Paris claims that he didn't know who she was at the time.
If he had, he wouldn't have gone through with it.
According to Daily Mail, Yunice Abbas who was one of 11 gang members who robbed Kim at gun point in her hotel room in Paris during fashion week in 2016. He says he'd have called the entire heist off if he'd known the heat it would bring.
Yunice (67) has written an entire book detailing the robbery titled I kidnapped Kim Kardashian. He didn’t know Kim or her rapper husband Kanye West and says that he regretted his involvement in the heist after the publicity it received.
He and 11 other gang members all aged between 60-75 are awaiting trial. The gang members stole jewellery worth over £7.9 million (R141.3 million). In the book Yunice reveals that his role in the robbery was simply to stand in for the building’s concierge, who was taken up to the room at gunpoint by the other thieves.
Kim recalled the events that happened on the night of her robbery while speaking to David Letterman on Netflix show 'My next guest needs no introduction'. She shared that she had packed all her jewellery for that trip, something she had never done before. Kim said that five robbers dressed as “policemen wearing masks” had entered the room and demanded her engagement ring and her jewellery after taking her phone away.
Yunice’s DNA was found on a jewel he accidentally dropped which led to the entire gang being arrested.
The stolen jewellery was never recovered, police have only recovered the diamond-encrusted cross that he dropped.