A source told the news outlet: "Coordinated raids took place at 6am today. All are well known to the police". They can be held without being charged for up to 96 hours, though as of Monday morning, the suspects have already been brought before magistrates for questioning. Money and unnamed documents were also seized in the raid.
Photos of these suspects were taken as they were being taken into custody earlier today. It's not known at this stage if the stolen jewelry has been sold or whether it can be recovered.
"They're going to shoot me in the back", Kardashian recalled.
Her mouth was covered with tape and she was placed in a bath tub. The reality star is often flanked by cameras, her family, or her bodyguard; but sources said that her bodyguard Pascal Duvier had been deposed that evening to protect other members of her family.
Jean Veil, the French lawyer for Kardashian's case, said in response to this news, "These arrests are a nice surprise because we might be able to find the jewels".
The breakthrough in the investigation comes as Ms Kardashian broke her silence on the robbery for the first time for an upcoming series of her reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Kardashian was "badly shaken, but physically unharmed", after the incident, her spokeswoman said in a statement to CNN. There's no way out. "I think it's just a wake up call to make a lot of life adjustments".
Just as the French authorities release a statement regarding the arrest of 16 suspects with links to the Paris robbery, Kim K is certainly trying her best to put on a fearless face and to come to terms with what happened to her.
The mum-of-two was reportedly struggling to cope with the trauma of the Parisian crime and according to friends was having daily therapy sessions.