'I'm glad she's alright:' Jennifer Tilly says she was 'very nervous' in Paris after Kim Kardashian robbery
Actress Jennifer Tilly has said she feels bad for Kim Kardashian and was nervous being in Paris after the reality star's armed robbery.
Arriving back in Los Angeles after Paris Fashion Week, the 58-year-old admitted she was worried after hearing about the heist, where robbers tied up the reality star and made off with $10 million in jewelry.
'I was a little frightened, but I don't have anything for them to steal. I'm not nearly as high profile as Kim,' she said in a video posted on TMZ.
Heist: Actress Jennifer Tilly says she was 'very nervous' after hearing of Kim Kardashian's violent robbery while at Paris Fashion Week
'I got very nervous,' she admitted. 'I was like thank goodness I didn't bring my jewels to Paris, my Rolex.
'I felt very bad for Kim though, I'm glad she's alright,' the Family Guy actress said.
Jennifer, who is also a professional poker player, said the French are perplexed by the international media frenzy over Kim's ordeal.
'They all think it's funny,' she said. 'It's sad, but it seems like something that could only happen to Kim Kardashian.'
'The French love their high drama,' she said.
The robbers who targeted Kim Kardashian, pictured here leaving Ferdi restaurant in Paris with her giant ring on September 29, will struggled to sell their loot, experts say
Meanwhile, experts predict that the robbers who Kim in Paris will struggle to dispose of their $10 million in loot.
Kim, the world's highest paid reality television star, was held up at gunpoint in a luxuryParis apartment in the early hours of Monday.
The robbers made off with a ring worth $4.5 million and a case of jewellery with a value of $5.6 million.
Sandrine Marcot, acting president of the French union of jewellers and watchmakers, said the value of the haul would 'crash' due to the media hype around the heist and the recognisability of the stolen goods.
'Everyone knows that ring. It won't be easy to get rid of it,' a police source said.
Kim's 20-carat ring by Lorraine Schwartz was given to her by her husband, Kanye West, and is believed to be one of the items robbers stole
Last week, Kardashian had posted a Twitter photograph of her left hand sporting a huge diamond sparkler - reportedly a 20-carat ring by Lorraine Schwartz given to her by her husband, rap superstar Kanye West.
'These are not everyday jewels. These are unique pieces,' Marcot told AFP, predicting the spoils of the raid would be cut into smaller gems to conceal their origin.
Precious stones often come stamped with a laser mark, making them 'extremely easy to trace', Marcot said.
Some laser marks are so deep they are impossible to cover up but others can be concealed by savvy polishing, making the stone 'difficulty to identify, unlike, for example, a stolen painting,' the police source said.
The Lorraine Schwartz ring is the second one gifted to Kim by Kanye - after he originally proposed with a similar rock in 2013
Is this the £3.5million ring stolen from Kim Kardashian by Paris crooks? Kim flaunted her second engagement ring given to her by Kanye in a Snapchat video posted just two hours before she was robbed at gunpoint
In most cases, the robbers work with several intermediaries, including a shady jeweller in charge of whittling down the gem into less conspicuous stones.
But a gem that has been recut is worth only a fraction of its initial value.
Kardashian's ring could lose three-quarters of its value after being reworked, according to police.
And yet despite the difficulty in disposing of eye-popping jewels, they still exert a powerful pull on thieves, with Monday's robbery the latest in a string of brazen heists around France in recent years.
'You will always have customers who want stones or to melt down the metal,' the police expert explained.
Police stand guard outside a luxury apartment building in Paris, on October 3, 2016, where US reality television star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint
Among the pieces Kim had with her in Paris were these necklaces from her husband Kanye's upcoming collection with Jacob Arabo, who sells his pieces to the rich and famous for thousands of pounds
Kim was wearing the ring on Sunday night as she and sister Kourtney Kardashian arrived at the Alaia showroom just hours before she was robbed
Just stealing precious gems and rendering them unrecognisable does not make for the perfect crime, however.
Robbers also need to have connections in the jewellery business to get a good price for their spoils.
The gang that walked into the exclusive Harry Winston store in Paris in 2008 disguised as women, walking away with loot worth up to 85 million euros, failed miserably at the final hurdle.
Knowing nothing about jewellery, the leader of the gang from the Paris suburbs entrusted the sale to a friend.
His friend's gem trading acumen proved rudimentary. In four deals, he managed to amass only 483,000 euros.
She was also wearing grillz by Dolly Cohen in one of her Snapchat stories in Paris, which can cost upwards of 200 euros (£174.82)
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