Police have reportedly uncovered a platinum-mounted diamond crucifix from celebrity jeweller Jacob & Co worth approximately $43,000 that was stolen from Kim Kardashian during her recent robbery in Paris.
A local resident reportedly found the piece on the pavement outside the apartment where the 35-year-old was robbed at gun point. It is believed to have been dropped by the thieves as they made their escape.
"A piece of stolen jewellery was found close to the block, and was presumably dropped by the gang. It suggests that the criminals may have made mistakes because they were in such a hurry," a source told Daily Mail.
Police are hopeful the item will provide DNA evidence that will lead them to the culprits.
US Weekly however reports that the burglars are much more sophisticated than to make a mistake such as that, as suggest a potential “double bluff”.
"They wanted us to believe that they were amateurs, but all the real clues point to them being extremely sophisticated professionals," a police official tells Us.
"There is no way a gang like this would drop stuff and fall off bicycles — all that was done for any cameras that might be in the area. It is far more likely that they played around on bikes for a few minutes after stealing the jewels, and when they still had their masks on, before they all got into a van and disappeared."
"That's why it was of low value compared to the other pieces in the haul."