One of the thieves who allegedly robbed Kim Kardashian in 2016 has written a tell-all book about the experience.
Yunice Abbas has penned a book set to be released in February, titled I Sequestered Kim Kardashian.
An excerpt has been published this week by French magazine Closer. Abbas details how he and four other men dressed as police, then broke into Kardashian’s Paris hotel room, tied her up and held her at knifepoint.
He was accused of taking $10million in jewellery from the reality star, and now, for some reason, he wants to share his story. He was arrested in 2017 and is currently awaiting trial.
In one section, he makes fun of Kardashian for trying to call 911 when she realised she was being robbed. “Our two beauties stubbornly tried to call 911 … the emergency call number for the US. Not very efficient when you are in Paris,” Abbas mocks.
He also recounted a moment when Kardashian’s mobile phone started ringing, and he saw that she was receiving a call from legendary ‘Fast Car’ singer Tracey Chapman.
“At the moment that I heard a police car, the sound of the phone made me jump. To my incredulous eyes, [Chapman’s] name appeared on the phone’s screen. It’s not possible. I must be hallucinating,” he wrote.
He says that Kardashian eventually “complied” with the crooks after realising they were not “threatening her life”.
Abbas recounted that he and the other robbers fled the hotel on bikes, and also revealed that they enlisted elderly accomplices to scout out the hotel before the heist.
“What’s more reassuring than the elderly, who are as peaceful as they are anonymous, to gather a maximum of information on scene,” Abbas writes.
Jewellery taken in the robbery included Cartier diamond bracelets, a gold Jacob necklace, and earrings with diamonds made by Loraine Schwarz. None of them have ever been recovered.