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Who is Yunice Abbas? Paris thief who robbed Kim Kardashian of $10M in jewelry claims star 'complied' with heist

In a book, Yunice claims Kim Kardashian attempted to call 911 during the heist, but it's '...not very efficient when you are in Paris'
Kim Kardashian West (Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian West (Getty Images)

In a markedly restrained episode (aired in March 2017) of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians!' we saw a shook Kim Kardashian address the shocking Paris robbery incident that made her go: "This is it." The socialite and television star was visibly stirred from what went down while she was going about her business at Hôtel de Pourtalès's luxury suite. Kim was tied and robbed at gunpoint, her phone taken away as she watched the five men dressed in cop uniform flee with her precious belongings. They fled the scene with $10 million worth of jewelry, a figure most people make in a lifetime if they get lucky that is. But that's just one side of the story. 

Who pulled off the Paris heist?

Kim Kardashian attends the 2nd Annual American Influencer Awards at Dolby Theatre on November 18, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images for American Influencer Awards )

Yunice Abbas, one of the suspects involved in the crime, has written a "tell-all" book chronicling the events of the robbery, Page Six reported. The book is titled 'I Sequestered Kim Kardashian' and will be published on February 4, Thursday, in France. The author is in his 60s and never pictured before. But from what information we have so far, Yunice is someone with a good sense of humor or else he would not have decided to word his experience as Kim's criminal and do it funnily, no less. He is just one of 11 suspects charged for the crime and is currently awaiting trial.

He mocks Kim in his book. "Our two beauties stubbornly tried to call 911…the emergency call number for the US. Not very efficient when you are in Paris," French Magazine Closer published an excerpt that made it somewhat clear that it was going to be a lighter version of the story. Yunice writes that the mother of four "complied" during the burglary. While he waits for his trial and release of his book, we wonder how Kim, who is still reeling from the after-effects of the incident will take to this tell-all book's impending release.

Kim was deeply impacted

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 10: Kim Kardashian attends the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on November 10, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Soon after the crime, Kim went from being a paparazzi-friendly star to a social recluse. She stopped posting on social media for a while but when she did, fans began to worry about her health because in some of the post-break photos she would appear in baggy clothes with no makeup or accessories. Kim took her time to heal but not before she shared what keeps her from sleeping peacefully at night. Chatting with Ellen DeGeneres in 2017, she said: "My whole life has changed. I never thought I would need security staying outside of my door. I should have had a security guard outside of my door. Now I have several just for me to be able to sleep at night." 

The crime's timeline

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the WSJ. Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards sponsored by Harry Winston and Rémy Martinat MOMA on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine Innovators Awards )

It was October 3, 2016. Kim had just gone to bed when she heard footsteps. As an emergency measure, she texted bodyguard Pascal Duvier, who couldn't get to her in time as he was out guarding Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian from being jumped by their French fans. The robbery lasted for seven minutes, Radar Online reported. During the heist, they stole jewelry and the massive engagement ring husband Kanye West had given her. Once the robbers left, she wriggled herself out of the ropes and duct tape, ran to the balcony, and screamed for help. "This was a life-and-death situation. They broke in when she was in bed and put a gun to her head. She had to plead and beg for her life, telling them she was a mother, telling them about her kids," a source told People and added Kim feared she would be raped and killed.