Kim Kardashian was tied up and robbed of $10 million in jewelry by armed masked men dressed as police, who broke into her hotel room in Paris on Monday morning. Read report from People magazine below:
“Five men in ski masks and police jackets were involved in the robbery about 3 a.m. local time Monday. Two men entered her room at No Address Hotel (pictured above), bound Kardashian’s hands and feet with tape then locked her in the bathroom before stealing a jewelry box worth $6.7 million in jewelry and a ring worth $4 million, police sources told La Parisien.
Her purse, two cell phones and 1,000 euros were also taken, police sources tell BFM TV.
Kardashian was gagged and bound at her hands and feet, then handcuffed and held at gunpoint, according to E! News. After the men left with “all her jewelry,” Kardashian “broke out of her bindings and got out.”
“She begged for them to let her live and [said] she has babies at home. Then they wrapped her mouth in tape and put her in the bathtub,” a source told E!. “She thought they were for sure going to kill her.”
The men were able to gain access to Kardashian’s private apartment after five men threatened the apartment building’s concierge with a weapon, handcuffed him and forced him to open the private apartment, says The French Interior Ministry, according to CNN. Two of the men were able to gain entry and a gun was held to her head, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office.
Sources told PEOPLE that Kardashian left her hotel in two vans with a police escort after she gave her statement to investigators.
The convoy blew through red lights in Paris en route to the airport, where a private jet was waiting to take Kardashian back to the U.S.
“She is badly shaken but physically unharmed,” her rep tells PEOPLE.
Kardashian has been on a high-profile tour of Paris Fashion Week all week and was joined by husband Kanye West until Wednesday. She was also joined by mom Kris Jenner and sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner.
The Paris police still think it was an inside job. According to the TMZ report:
“Sources involved in the case tell us … police and the Kardashian family don’t believe it was a coincidence that Kim was bodyguard-less at the time the robbers showed up and somehow made their way into her apartment … they think the robbers were tipped off it was the right time to strike. There was a very small window when the robbers had easy access. Kim had friends over until shortly before the incident went down.
Kim’s bodyguard was always by her side — to the point Kim joked that it got annoying — except for the few hours he left to protect Kourtney and Kendall in a nearby nightclub.
The Kardashians are in no way suggesting the bodyguard was in on it … in fact, they say they know he wasn’t. But they are convinced someone tipped off the robbers to strike at precisely the moment they could get in and out without detection.
As we reported … robbers confronted the concierge at gunpoint in the lobby and he let them up to Kim’s unit. We’re told when the robbers left with the jewelry, they took the concierge back downstairs. We’re told if there was a tip-off person, there’s a long suspect list … there are multiple units in the building and lots of people involved in Paris Fashion Week knew Kim’s comings and goings.
Our sources say cops are in the process of checking phone records of various people in and around the building to track suspicious activity.”