Kim Kardashian robbed in Paris; this is not a street crime
Kim Kardashian West was joking on Twitter just 24 hours ahead of this post about the bodyguard in the background who’s always photobombing. The reality TV star was in Paris during Fashion Week and either leaving or going to Balenciaga’s runway show when she took the photo. Less than 24 hours later, she was reportedly robbed of $10 million. She was held at gunpoint in a private apartment inside a mansion in Paris on Monday, Oct. 3, near Madeleine Church.
A spokeswoman for Kardashian West said the celebrity was “badly shaken but physically unharmed” following the incident, which took place early Monday morning local time. According to the French Interior Ministry, the mother of two was locked in the bathroom while the men took two cellphones and jewelry worth millions of dollars. The men who entered the building threatened the concierge with a gun and handcuffed him. They made him open the door to the apartment where she was residing.
Authorities are reporting a ring worth an estimated $4.49M and jewelry worth about $5.6M were among the items stolen. It’s unclear where Kardashian West’s personal security was when she was staring down the barrel of the gun. The robbery quintet escaped on bikes.
Back here in the States, Kanye West was performing on Sunday at Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York when he told fans,”I’m sorry, family emergency I have to stop the show.” He abruptly ended his set when he got the news and the NYC venue issued a statement on Twitter.
There have been no reports of injury. Kardashian West’s team is mum about whether the starlet was alone or if her family members, including her children, daughter North, 3, and 10-month-old son, Saint, were present. We have learned following the incident the family was placed under police protection at the George V Hotel after the incident.