Yunis Abbas addressed the 2016 theft in a new interview published over the weekend.
One of the thieves involved in the $10 million robbery of Kim Kardashian’s The hotel room claimed to have no remorse about it.
Younis Abbas was one of 12 men arrested and charged in connection with the 2016 crime, where a group of masked thieves broke into Kardashian’s hotel room at the Hôtel de Pourtalès during Paris Fashion Week and stole millions of dollars worth of jewelry after he tied her up and held her at gunpoint.
In a new interview with Vice News Posted over the weekend, Abbas opened up about his involvement in the heist while revealing he was not guilty of the incident, although he had “no doubt” the situation would leave the star of traumatized reality show.
“They should be a little less flashy about people who can’t afford it,” he said, attempting to pin the blame on Kardashian and her wealthy family. “For some people, it’s provocative.”
He referred to an episode of keeping up with the Kardashians where Kardashian threw her diamond in the pool. “I was like, ‘She’s got a lot of money. This lady doesn’t really care,'” he said.
“Since she was throwing money away, I was there to get it back and that was it,” he continued. “Guilty? No, I don’t care. I don’t care.”
Abbas then told the story of the theft. He and the other men involved entered the hotel room through an open door in the side of the building before “overpowering” the concierge and taking his room keys from Kardashian.
“I stayed down,” he said. “But two of my co-workers went upstairs with the janitor to go to Mrs. Kardashian’s room and then they got the jewelry. [and] went down.”
When they came out, he said there were police standing outside, but they didn’t know anything about the theft. Kardashian’s assistant tried to call for help, but called 911, the US emergency line.
Abbas served nearly two years in prison for the theft, which included the $4 million engagement ring given to her by her then-husband Kanye West.
The SKIMS founder opened up about the traumatic experience in a 2020 interview with David Lettermanwhere she described the situation as “seven or eight minutes of torture”, according to Initiated.
In his interview, Abbas acknowledged the trauma they caused Kardashian, saying, “You don’t come out unscathed…Of course she must have been traumatized.” It doesn’t make him more remorseful for his involvement, however.
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