It all began around 3 a.m. in Paris during fashion week. It is alleged that five men wearing ski masks and police apparel snuck into the ultra private residence where Kardashian had been staying. The men threatened the residence’s concierge with a gun and proceded to handcuff him. They then forced him to open Kardashian’s room. It is alleged that two of the masked men entered Kardashian’s room, held a gun against the temple of her head, tied her up with packing tape and locked her in the bathroom.
Kardashian allegedly “begged” the robbers to “spare her life, telling them she had babies at home,” according to TMZ. Eventually she was able to break free of the restraints and call for help after the gunmen left. Thankfully, Kardashian was not beaten and no weapons were fired during the robbery. Her publicist stated that the attack left Kim “badly shaken but physically unharmed.” It has been reported that the robbers made off with an estimated $6.7 million worth of jewels, a ring worth $4.5 million, and two smartphones. The attackers fled the scene by bike. Kardashian’s bodyguard Pascal Duvier was with her sisters, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, as they partied in Paris during the time of the attack. It has recently been stated that Kourtney feels somewhat responsible for what happened to Kim as she should have stayed with her or made her go out with them.
When Kardashian arrived back in New York City, she and her husband (who met her at the airport) arrived home with a caravan of 10 vehicles, and 15-20 bodyguards. The robbery took place at the No Address Hotel, a private mansion. There’s reportedly just a receptionist doorman and a nightman. Kardashian had long been worried about her own safety, a source told People. “This was one of Kim’s biggest fears. She’s always known the threats are out there, but for something to happen, it’s almost unimaginable,” the source said. “It’s going to take her a very long time to feel safe again.” Police have surrounded the apartment since the crime occurred, and forensic officers are looking for evidence to find the assailants.
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, condemned the attack against Kardashian in a statement given to the New York Times. “I condemn the attack Kim Kardashian suffered last night in her hotel. She has my support and will always be welcome here in Paris. I have full confidence that the police force, as part of their investigation, will quickly identify and apprehend the perpetrators of these acts,” Hidalgo said. Kardashian had attended the Balenciaga show just hours before the attack, while her husband, Kanye West, was headlining the Meadows festival in New York City. Around 9:30 p.m.