One of the men awaiting trial for his involvement in the 2016 burglary that targeted Kim Kardashian in Paris has written a book detailing the late-night diamond heist.
In his book J’ai Séquestré Kim Kardashian, or I Kidnapped Kim Kardashian, Yunice Abbas recounts making his way to the reality television star's hotel in the early hours of October 3, where he and his accomplices made off with US$10million worth of jewellery.
Abbas, who described himself as a "part-time crook" said that "everything went smoothly" and the burglary was over in less than seven minutes, according to multiple news outlets that have seen the book.
"Nobody interfered, the victim handed over the jewels without resistance," he wrote.
Kardashian was held at gunpoint by the five men who burst into her hotel room dressed as police. They zip-tied her hands and ankles and dumped her in the bathtub before leaving with their loot, which included two cell phones along with the precious jewels.
Abbas joked about how the mother-of-four frantically attempted to call the US emergency number, 911, rather than the French one, 112.
"Not very efficient when you are in Paris," he wrote.
The 67-year-old suspect, who is currently awaiting trial for his alleged crimes, claimed he had no idea who Kardashian was before the robbery.
"I knew nothing about this girl... I was closed off from the universe of reality TV stars and influencers," he wrote.
Abbas said he was proud of pulling off the kind of heist "every mobster dreams of", but said he almost immediately had regrets after the burglary took place.