Last October, Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint. This week, French newspaper Le Monde reports the alleged leader in the Kardashian robbery received all the information he needed to steal from the reality star by searching through her social media posts.
Aomar Ait Khedache, 60, was told reporters that he was able to value her jewelry and plan out all the details of her Paris trip through her social media postings.
In a police report obtained by the Le Monde Khedache reveals, “The jewels were shown on the Internet, and [she said] that she didn’t wear fakes . . . the time she would arrive in France, you just had to look at the Internet, and you knew everything, absolutely everything.”
Following the robbery, most of Kim Kardashian’s lost jewelry in the robbery was melted down and sold. However, Kim Kardashian’s ring is still in someone’s possession because the robbers are “all afraid to sell it because it is a stone that is very easy to spot.”
In late October 2016, Kim Kardashian traveled to Paris for Fashion week. She was held at gunpoint and robbed inside of a hotel. The robbers were able to gain access by threatening the concierge. Once inside, the thieves duct taped her wrists, legs, and mouth and put a gun to her head, while they stole her jewelry. Following the robbery, Kim Kardashian’s hit TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians was placed on hold. However, twenty days later, production of the show started again.
More and more thieves are using social media to track and find their next potential victims. A 2011 report by Credit Sesame found 4 out of 5 robbers check Facebook, Google street view and Twitter to see if potential victims or what they are doing. Earlier this month, the Chicago Tribune reported three young men robbed people who arranged to meet through social media.