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Kim Kardashian's driver released from French police custody

The police tracked down the suspects after finding DNA at the crime scene which led to a surveillance operation on the suspects. Photograph: (Getty)

WION Paris, France Jan 11, 2017, 11.33 AM (IST)

The chauffeur of Kim Kardashian West, Michael Madar, has been released along with two others by the French police regarding the armed robbery of the former, last year in October.

The arrest of Madar had led to suspicions that the gang had inside information on Kardashian's movements.

The three will face no charges.

On suspicious grounds, 17 individuals were arrested by French police on Monday.

Among them were Michael Madar and his younger brother Gary Madar, both of whom work for the limo company used by Kim Kardashian.

Fourteen people remain in custody, including a 72-year-old who is suspected of being among the armed men who took part in the robbery.

Investigators believe they have detained five men who took part in the theft including a 72-year-old and a 60-year-old, both with long criminal records for robbery.

The police tracked down the suspects after finding DNA at the crime scene which led to a surveillance operation on the suspects.

A police source said that almost everyone arrested was known for organised crime.

The Paris robbery took place on October 3 when Kim Kardashian and her sisters were in town for Paris Fashion Week. 

Five masked gunmen wearing police uniforms burst into her residence and tied her up during the robbery.

The haul was worth nine million euros? the biggest from an individual in France in two decades.

(WION with input from agncies)

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