The Kim Kardashian robbery will not be solved by fingering the culprits on video ... because a search for surveillance footage has come up dry.
Sources connected to the case tell us ... there was no surveillance video inside or outside the hotel premises.
The only video available is police surveillance footage. Problem is, we're told the camera doesn't face the front of the building and the robbers evaded the lens.
We know police had canvassed the area looking for video from nearby businesses but came up dry.
TMZ has learned only 1 cell phone was stolen from Kim's apartment, not 2 as widely reported. We're told the phone in question did not have "compromising information" and was remotely wiped.