Thieves put gun to Kim Kardashian’s head, tie her up, steal $6.7m jewellery
The police and her publicist said that the thieves left her tied up in the bathroom of her luxury residence in Paris and stole millions of dollars’ worth of jewelry in the early hours of Monday
Masked Jewel thieves put gun to Kim Kardashian’s head and tied her up in a Paris, France bathroom.
The police and her publicist said that the thieves left her tied up in the bathroom of her luxury residence in Paris and stole millions of dollars’ worth of jewelry in the early hours of Monday.
Kardashian, wife of rapper Kanye West, later left France aboard a private jet from Le Bourget airport after speaking to investigators.
Five attackers, wearing ski masks and clothes with police markings, struck inside the exclusive apartment block where Kardashian was staying while attending Paris Fashion Week.
Two of the men entered Kardashian’s apartment after threatening the night guard with a hand gun and stole a box with $5.6 million to $6.7 million worth of jewels and a ring worth about 4 million Euros.
According her publicist, Ina Treciokas: “Kardashian was discovered badly shaken but physically unharmed.”
As news of the event spread, West abruptly ended a performance in New York, United States of America, less than an hour into his set.
The Paris apartment block is a discreet building behind the city’s Madeleine church, with several secret entrances, often frequented by movie and music stars who pay up to 15,000 euros a night.
The source said that the attackers fled on bicycles and Police found the night guard in the staircase, his hand and feet bound.
Kardashian was in Paris with her mother, Kris Jenner, and her sisters, Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian, to attend the fashion week but the rest of the family stayed in a hotel.
The robbery set social media alight, with many users expressing disbelief at the latest headline-grabbing event in the life of a TV star whose life is continually documented on screen and the internet.
Paris had seen several armed robberies on high-end jewelry stores in recent months.
The armed robbery could add to worries about safety in Paris, hit by a series of attacks by Islamist militants last year.
Tourist numbers to what is traditionally the most visited city in the world, fell 6.4 per cent in the first half of 2016 as many Asians and Americans stayed away.