Police in Paris searching for the armed men who robbed Kim Kardashian last Monday may have discovered a vital clue.

According to MailOnline a gemstone dropped outside Kim’s Paris apartment may give investigators some vital DNA evidence to help find the culprits.

Kim KardashianA vital DNA clue may have been found in the Kim Kardashian robbery case

A source close to the investigation told MailOnline: “A piece of stolen jewellery was found close to the block, and was presumably dropped by the gang.

“It suggests that the criminals may have made mistakes because they were in such a hurry.”

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On Friday TMZ revealed that Kim has filed a $5.6 million insurance claim, listing 13 stolen items. One of the stolen items was a $4 million 20 carat engagement ring featuring an emerald cut stone, given to her by husband Kanye West.

The ring, which was the second engagement ring presented to her by the rapper, had featured on Kim’s Snapchat just hours before the robbery.

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But earlier this week a source revealed to People magazine that Kim told Kanye she does not want the ring replaced.

“Kanye wants to buy her the ring again but she just says she doesn’t want to think about it,” a source told the magazine. “He says he wants everything to go back to normal and for the incident to not affect their lives”