Aomar Ait Khedache, 60, admitted in January to holding the KUWTK reality star at gunpoint and robbing her jewellery and has now appealed to the mother-of-two for forgiveness, saying he has been moved by her tears, TMZ reports.
In the note, handwritten in French, the criminal mastermind acknowledges the psychological damage to Kim and her family, and hopes to relieve the trauma.
The translated letter reportedly reads: ‘I want to come to you as a human being to tell you how much I regret my gesture, how much I have been moved and touched to see you in tears.’
‘Know that I fully sympathize with the pain you are enduring, your children, your husband, and your close ones.’
He added: ‘I hope that this letter will allow you to forget little by little the trauma that you suffered by my fault.’
Insiders tell the website that Kim has dismissed the apology as ‘hollow’ and believes it is a stunt to appear remorseful, ahead of the trial.
The note was sent just days before the first anniversary of the $10m robbery, which took place in Paris during Fashion Week in October 2016.