TV reality star, Kim Kardashian West recovers from shock after she was robbed at gunpoint in a private residence in Paris by assailants disguised as police.
The incident happened on Monday 3rd October, and the robbers tied her up in the bathroom and fled, absconding with millions of pounds worth of jewelry.
According to Kim’s spokeswoman, the Kadarshian sister was badly shaken but physically unharmed by the incidence, although she feared one of the five armed men, who are now at large would rape her.
French media reported that the men, who had masks and were wearing fake police armbands, arrived at about 3am and threatened the concierge at the building in rue Tronchet, near the Madeleine church, Paris.
The robbers handcuffed the concierge before ordering him to show them where Kim was staying. After forcing their way into the apartment, they stole a jewelry box containing valuables worth €6m (£5.2m) as well as mobile phones and a ring worth €4m. However, the robbers escaped on bicycles.
Paris Fashion Week
Kim Kardashian was in Paris last week for fashion week and had attended the Balenciaga show earlier on Sunday. According to TMZ, the whole robbery took place in 6 mins and Kim’s bodyguard, Pascal was downstairs when it happened. He got back to the apartment just 2 minutes after the robbers left, meeting the mother of two tied up in the bathroom.
“Kim Kardashian was ordered out of bed by masked men she initially thought were going to rape her and was lying in bed with only her robe on when she heard boots pounding up the stairs of her 2 story apartment, TMZ reports.
“We’re told Kim saw at least one masked man and another wearing a police hat through a sliding glass door. She knew something was amiss, so she rolled off the bed and tried dialing her bodyguard on her cell phone.
“Before she could finish dialing one of the men yanked the phone out of her hands. They zip tied her hands with plastic handcuffs and duct taped her to make it more secure. One of the men grabbed her by the ankles … Kim told cops at that point she believed she was about to be raped.
“The robbers duct taped her ankles, picked her up and put her in the bathtub. She then started screaming … begging them not to kill her because she had babies. She went on to say she had money and they could take whatever they wanted.
“Kim told cops the robbers did not know English and only spoke French. The only thing she understood … the men kept saying, “ring, ring.” Kim knew what they were after — the new ring she got from Kanye. She told them where it was in the apartment, but that was not the end.
“Kim continued to beg and cry, and at that point the robbers duct taped her mouth shut. A friend of Kim’s, Simone, was also in the apartment … sleeping in the downstairs bedroom. Simone heard the commotion and locked herself in the bathroom and called Pascal, the bodyguard, and Kourtney … telling them to hurry back because something was terribly wrong.”
Meanwhile, Kim’s husband, Kanye West was on stage at the moment to headline his concert. He got the news about the robbery in Paris amidst of his performance and had to leave the stage immediately, after apologizing to his fans that he had a family emergency.
Kanye at the show: