The testimony published in Le Monde is apparently from several interrogations conducted during the 96-hour period where he was held by police before being charged.
During his garde à vue interrogations he reportedly told police his group initially planned to rob Kardashian West on an earlier date and had precise information on her movements in Paris, where she was attending Paris Fashion Week. He also said the group was completely unprepared for the international fervor that erupted after the robbery, which he called a “very simple affair.”
Khedache also reportedly claimed that the robbery was “irresistible” after seeing Kardashian West wearing her jewelry on social media.
“She specified that she didn’t wear fakes, the schedules when she came to France,” he reportedly said, according to the newspaper. “It was enough to look on the internet to know everything, absolutely everything.”
After the robbery, the team reportedly spent a few days spent in Paris before two members headed to Antwerp — a hub of the international diamond trade — to dispose of the jewels, according to the newspaper.
“For the jewelry never to be recognized, we made the decision to melt them,” Khedache reportedly said in his testimony. “One of the people took care of it. He came back with bars … in all, there had to be 800 and a few grams, which gave an amount of ah … 25,000 or 28,000 [euros], something like that.”
This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com
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