“Everything went smoothly” — a 67-year-old man awaiting trial for the theft of actuality star Kim Kardashian in Paris 4 years in the past has come clear in a brand new e book, laying out the life historical past that led to his involvement within the heist.
Yunice Abbas, who calls himself a “part-time crook,” was one in all 12 individuals arrested for nabbing a small fortune in jewels after shocking Kardashian within the luxurious residence she rented to attend Fashion Week.
As his e book’s title makes clear — “I Kidnapped Kim Kardashian” — Abbas has no plans to contest the costs at a trial prosecutors are hoping will start this 12 months.
It was the largest theft of a person in France in 20 years, with the thieves making off with a mixed haul price about 9 million euros ($10.eight million).
Most of the items had been by no means discovered: police have recovered solely a diamond-encrusted cross that Abbas dropped whereas leaving the scene by bike.
“The jurors will have to decide, and in theory they’ll do it based only on what’s presented to them in court, but 50 stories have already been told about all this — I wanted to tell my truth, the one I’ve lived,” Abbas advised AFP.
He was one in all 5 males aged 60 to 72 — dubbed the “Grandpa robbers” within the press — who entered Kardashian’s residence at round 2:30 am on the evening of October 3, 2016.
The star later advised police the boys, no less than one in all whom was carrying a jacket with police insignia, tied her up with plastic cables and adhesive tape, and positioned her within the bathtub.
‘I wanted the cash’
“It went fast, maybe five, six, seven minutes, from entry to exit, because everything went smoothly. Nobody interfered, the victim handed over the jewels without resistance,” Abbas mentioned.
But as he entered the road alone — he says he was final to depart — he discovered himself head to head with a police patrol.
“I was shutting the door and they looked at me, so I gave a little sign, like a salute.
“They had been simply on one in all their rounds, however clearly I used to be nervous. I seemed calm, or no less than I attempted to, and it labored.”
Abbas said that almost immediately he had regrets, and he was one of 12 suspects arrested three months later.
He had spent his life in and out of jail — 21 years in total — but had been “clear” for nine years before being offered the Kardashian heist “at a time once I wanted the cash,” he said.
After 22 months behind bars, a judge released him on health grounds, and Abbas now hopes a jury will be lenient after he underwent heart surgery.
“My concern is returning to jail, my well being is now not good,” he said. “If you will have an assault, you might need to attend hours earlier than they will do something, with catastrophic outcomes.”