Breaking: Kim Kardashian West Robbed at Gunpoint
Reality star Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint while staying at a private apartment in Paris early Monday morning. The robbery of over $10 million worth of jewelry was carried out by five armed men wearing masks and dressed as police officers.
Kardashian West, 35, was staying in a private apartment for Paris Fashion Week in a residence often frequented by celebrities. A statement by the French Interior Ministry indicated the robbers handcuffed and threatened the concierge with a weapon in order to gain access to Kardashian West’s apartment.
According to reports, Kardashian West begged for her life when two of the gunmen entered the apartment and held a gun to her head. She was not physically harmed, however, she was reportedly tied up and locked in a bathroom during the attack. The gunmen were stated to have fled the scene on bicycles.
Among the stolen items was a jewelry box worth $6.7 million, a ring worth $4.5 million and two smart phones. It is unknown at this point if the jewelry personally belonged to Kardashian West or if they were borrowed for fashion week.
Her stylist was at the apartment and was able to call the authorities but her personal bodyguard was with sister Kourtney Kardashian at the time of the robbery. Her children with husband Kanye West, 3-year-old daughter North and 10-month-old son Saint, were not involved in the incident.
West was in the middle of a performance at the Meadows Music and Art Festival in New York when he received the news. He then ended the concert mid-song, telling the audience “I’m sorry, I have a family emergency. I have to stop the show.”
After speaking with police, Kardashian West boarded a private jet back to the U.S.
Kardashian West’s publicist released a statement indicating she was “badly shaken but physically unharmed.”