‘Bling Empire: New York’ cast members burglarized in Paris
Paris (CNN) Three cast members of the Netflix show “Bling Empire: New York” were robbed last week in Paris.
The burglary took place on March 2 at an apartment in Paris’s fashionable 8th arrondissement, near the Champs Elysées, rented by Lynn Ban, her husband Jett Kain and fellow cast member Blake Abbie, who are visiting for Fashion Week. their agent, Gia Khan.
Three minors and one adult were arrested in the case, the Paris prosecution office confirmed to CNN.
According to Khan, the adult was suspected of handling stolen goods and had recently been released from prison. He has since been released without charge, but the juvenile investigation is ongoing, the prosecutor’s office confirmed.
During the robbery, the safe of the apartment was taken with documents, as well as passports and an iPad. A Tom Ford jacket and other luxury clothes were also stolen, the star’s agent said, most of which were recovered in less than 24 hours by Paris police.
Shortly before the burglary, Cain had returned to the apartment from a shopping trip to meet his wife and escort her to a facility. After throwing the bags out the door, they left together, Kahn told CNN.
Then the three teenagers allegedly entered the building behind them, broke the lock of the apartment and forced the door. The suspected thieves later filmed themselves with Kain’s purchases, wearing his new jacket and bragging about taking the safe from the closet, Khan told CNN.
Finding the door forced open and the apartment ransacked, the couple immediately called the police, she said.
Lynn Ban in Bling Empire: New York.
The suspects were tracked down using the tablet’s location and caught just hours later, with one still wearing the stolen jacket.
“As foreigners in France, especially during Fashion Week, one would think this would have been a total waste, but the French police really went above and beyond the call of duty in this case and we are forever grateful for that,” Ban said in a statement. for CNN.
“I am grateful to the French police for their quick action that led to the arrest of the suspects and the recovery of the documents,” Cain added.
“I was so shocked after the break. When Lynn called me to tell me, I was on my way to a meeting with a brand and I left my things and ran back. To be in and out of police stations, in French, and then to trying to balance the fact that I’m in Paris for work was incredibly destabilizing,” Abbie told CNN.
A spinoff of the highly successful 2021 Netflix docuseries Bling Empire, which follows a group of wealthy and attractive Asian Americans in Los Angeles, Bling Empire: New York focuses on the lives of an Asian American group based in New York. the socialists.
The new series premiered in January 2023.