PARIS – Late Sunday night five men forced Kim Kardashian West’s hotel concierge to give them access to her room and then robbed her of $10M worth of jewelry.
A second source with knowledge of security at the private mansion where the reality TV star was staying told NBC News that she was tied up during the incident and that a wedding ring was among the valuables taken.
Kardashian West’s spokesperson said that she was “badly shaken but physically unharmed” after being held at gunpoint by the masked men.
The gunmen got away with a ring worth nearly $4.5 million as well as a jewelry box containing other pieces worth about $5.6 million, the Paris judicial source said. The judicial source told NBC News that five gunmen disguised as Paris police officers entered the private mansion late Sunday night.
Once inside, the source said, the culprits tied her up and locked her in the bathroom. The source also added that the robbers appeared to have known that the building’s security was light on Sunday night, triggering theories that it may have been an inside job.
Early Monday morning, Paris police were stationed outside the Hotel de Pourtales, which is described as a “no address establishment” that provides luxurious and hidden apartment rentals to celebrities and the elite.
Kardashian West had traveled to France for Paris Fashion Week and attended the Givenchy show Sunday night. She also made headlines with her no makeup look at the Balenciaga show.
Her husband, Kanye West, immediately walked offstage during a New York concert when he was informed of the news. He stopped the performance, announced he had a “family emergency” and walked offstage.