Aomar Ait Khedache, the 60-year-old mastermind behind the armed robbery in Paris last October, informed authorities that much of the jewelry was melted down and sold in Antwerp, Belgium. "We all made the decision to melt them,” Khedache said, perPage Six. "One of the people took care of it."
The man known as "The Old Man" admitted that the other two pieces of jewelry weren't sold because of how recognizable they are. “There is a person who has it,” he told cops. “Everyone was afraid to sell because it’s a stone that’s very easily spotted.”
Khedache admits that attempting the heist, which he referred to as a "very simple affair," would not only come with a huge haul, it would be easy to monitor Kim's whereabouts, thanks to her social media presence. "She specified that she didn’t wear fakes, the schedules when she came to France,” he said. “It was enough to look on the internet to know everything, absolutely everything.”Read more at Complex