French media has profiled the suspects as a “past the age of retirement” gang with colourful nicknames, hard criminal pasts and long records. The indicted suspect Marceau B. is an alleged member of France’s resident gypsy community and a seasoned criminal with multiple convictions. (The media has dubbed him “Broken Nose.”)
Seven years ago, Marceau B. was reportedly implicated in two highway robberies just days apart in which robbers disguised themselves as police officers and nabbed $6.5 million in jewels. He was reportedly sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Another suspect, identified as Omar, age 60, is reportedly believed to have tied Kardashian West up in her hotel room. Investigators reportedly believe it was his DNA that was found on the scene on adhesive tape and a plastic tie used to restrain the star. (He has been dubbed “Omar the Old.”)
Omar was reportedly arrested in bed at home in the Paris suburb of Creteil, along with his two sons, age 29 and 23. He is reportedly believed to have led the five robbers disguised as police officers into the hotel.
Another suspect has been identified as 60-year-old Didier D., nicknamed “Blue Eyes.” Didier D. is a veteran professional whom authorities reportedly believe was one of the two robbers that entered Kardashian West’s room. In 1994, he was reportedly involved in a Brink’s Armory center attack in Perpignan, France, in which he made off with $11 million. He was also reportedly arrested in 1999 for a cocaine trafficking scheme involving a Saudi Arabian prince’s private jet, and is reported to have spent eight years in prison.
Police are reportedly still trying to outline the role of a suspect identified as Pierre B., age 72, the eldest of the suspects. He was arrested at his villa north of Cannes. The previous owner of a Saint-Tropez beach concession stand, he is alleged to have been involved in counterfeit activities in the past and has served time for hash trafficking.
His partner, identified as Christiane G., age 70, is another suspect in Kardashian West’s Paris heist. Police reportedly believe she was involved in transporting the reality star’s stolen jewelry to Antwerp, Belgium.
This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com
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