"We're nowhere near finding who the robbers are," a Paris judicial police source told Us Weekly. "You could call it strange, but actually it can take many months, even years to solve a heist mystery. There's a lot that goes on beyond the initial evidence collecting. … It can take a long time."
On Oct. 3, five men dressed as policemen broke into Kim's room and stole over $10 million in jewels at gunpoint. During the heist, she was bound and gagged and placed in a bathtub. The crime is being investigated by La Brigade de Répression du Banditisme, a.k.a. the B.R.B.
Kim and her team are continuing to get updates about the progress of the case.
A few weeks after the robbery, Paris police chief Christian Sainte said he was "very confident" the criminals will be caught, but he gave no timetable.
"The B.R.B. has experience with people who attack with arms, and a big part of the brigade is now working on the Kim Kardashian case," he said, adding that he didn't think it was a matter of a team of thieves getting lucky.
"There is a professional team that committed this crime, and they seem to be organized," he said, but failed to name as suspects. Many continue to believe it was some sort of inside job, while other wondered if this could have been pulled off by almost mythical Pink Panthers, a fabled network of jewel thieves whose raids have targeted the most valuable gems on the planet -- Kim's 20-carat emerald-cut-diamond engagement ring gifted to her by her husband Kanye West would certainly qualify as a "valuable gem."