Kim Kardashian West robbery DNA clue on jewel found near hotel: Report

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PARIS — A pendant stolen from Kim Kardashian West was found by a passer-by near the scene of last week's $10m armed robbery in Paris, local media reported Tuesday, raising hopes that investigators can use DNA to help catch the perpetrators.

The piece of jewelry, which the star has identified as belonging to her, was found in the French capital's 8th arrondissement shortly after the Oct. 3 heist and is being examined by forensic investigators, BFM-TV said.

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A police officer stands guard at the entrance of a luxury residence on the Rue Tronchet in central Paris, France, October 3, 2016 where masked men robbed U.S. reality TV star Kim Kardashian West at gunpoint early on Monday, stealing jewellery worth millions of dollars, police and her publicist said. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
A police officer stands guard at the entrance of a luxury residence on the Rue Tronchet in central Paris, France, October 3, 2016 where masked men robbed U.S. reality TV star Kim Kardashian West at gunpoint early on Monday, stealing jewellery worth millions of dollars, police and her publicist said. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Journalists stand in front of the entrance of a luxury residence on the Rue Tronchet in central Paris, France, October 3, 2016 where masked men robbed U.S. reality TV star Kim Kardashian West at gunpoint early on Monday, stealing jewellery worth millions of dollars, police and her publicist said. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
A police officer stands guard at the entrance of a luxury residence on the Rue Tronchet in central Paris, France, October 3, 2016 where masked men robbed U.S. reality TV star Kim Kardashian West at gunpoint early on Monday, stealing jewellery worth millions of dollars, police and her publicist said. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: A close-up on the 'Rue Tronchet' street sign where is Kim Kardashian's Luxury Apartment, Hotel de Pourtales, after being robbed at gunpoint by masked men during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: A french police car is seen outside Kim Kardashian's Luxury Apartment after being robbed at gunpoint by masked men during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
Journalists work as police officers stand guard at the entrance to a hotel residence at the Rue Tronchet, near Madeleine, central Paris, on October 3, 2016, where US reality television star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint by assailants disguised as police who made off with millions, mainly in jewellery. Paris police on October 3 said that the loss amounted to 'several million euros, mostly jewellery,' adding that they were still assessing the total amount stolen and had opened an investigation. A spokesperson for the celebrity had earlier described her as 'badly shaken but physically unharmed' after the assault, which occurred late on October 2. / AFP / Thomas SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: A general view at Kim Kardashian's Luxury Apartment, Hotel de Pourtales on Rue Tronchet, after being robbed at gunpoint by masked men during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
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Police believe that item is genuine and could be a key clue in their investigation.

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The robbery happened in the early hours at the Hôtel de Pourtalès, a mansion hotel popular with celebrities because of its privacy and exclusivity.

The reality TV star was left "badly shaken but physically unharmed," her spokeswoman said. She left France after giving a statement to by police.

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