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.

The robbery also occurs during a rough week for Kim K in Paris. Wednesday, an infamous prankster – who also grabbed Gigi Hadid – lunged at Kardashian West as she was getting out of her car, causing her security guards to intervene.

Photo by: KGC-195/STAR MAX/IPx 2016 9/28/16 Celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk strikes again - this time, grabbing Kim Kardashian outside L'Avenue Restaurant during Paris Fashion Week. Sediuk has physically accosted a number of celebrities - gaining access to otherwise restricted areas with the use of press credentials from his former employer, Ukrainian Television TV Channel 1+1. (Paris, France)

Many believe that this robbery was an inside job. Where was Kardashian West’s security team, and, for that matter, the camera crew that follows her around day and night for her famous show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”?

The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” film crew likely had the night off. A reality TV producer told Fox News, “from a TV perspective, security is usually provided by the production during work hours, but the production isn’t responsible for security when not working.”

So how did someone know Kardashian West was alone? Law enforcement experts also believe the heist is very unusual for such a public person, and wonder if it was an inside job.

Michael Levine, a police trial expert and former undercover DEA agent, told Fox News that he believes it was likely done by someone close to the Kardashian clan.

“I would say, beyond a reasonable certainty, based on what the media has published about the exclusivity of where the crime took place, that this is an inside job,” Levine told FOX411. “That someone with intimate knowledge of both the Kardashian-Wests’ habits as well as whatever security was involved at the mansion was directly responsible.”

“There is some possibility that Kim and/or her husband were under surveillance in order to set up the crime; however, that is less likely due to the prevalence of security cameras pretty much wherever they were traveling,” Levine added. “My best professional guess is that it was someone close to West/Kardashian with a lot of intimate knowledge and the ability to make some criminal contacts in France.”

Regardless of what you think of Kim Kardashian West and her family, no one deserves to have to go through something as traumatizing as an armed robbery. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

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