Kim Kardashian West held at gunpoint in $10m robbery in Paris
PARIS — Kim Kardashian West was held at gunpoint and robbed in Paris by men dressed as police officers in her private apartment, French officials said.
A spokesperson for Kardashian West said the celebrity was “badly shaken but physically unharmed” following the incident, which took place early Monday morning local time.
The French Interior Ministry said five men threatened the concierge with a weapon, handcuffed him and forced him to open the private apartment.
Two of the men were able to gain entry to her room, according to the Paris Prosecutor’s office.
Kardashian West was locked in a bathroom while the men took two cell phones and jewelry worth millions of dollars, a ministry spokesperson said.
The prosecutor’s office said that a ring, worth an estimated 4 million euros ($4.49m) and a jewelry box worth an estimated 5 million euros ($5.6m), were stolen.
Kardashian West was overseas for Paris Fashion Week along with her mother, Kris Jenner, and sisters, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner. She was staying at a private mansion in Paris, according to CNN affiliate BFM TV.
The French Interior Ministry’s spokesperson said no one was hurt during the incident and that the men did not discharge their weapons.
It’s not clear if Kardashian West’s family, including her two young children, were present at the time.
Kardashian West has now has left France after speaking with police, the spokesperson for the Interior Ministry told CNN.
Kanye cancels show
Her husband, rapper Kanye West, abruptly left his set early at the Meadows Festival in New York on Sunday night after telling concert goers there had been a “family emergency.”
Concert attendees shared videos of the abrupt departure. The crowd gasped in surprise.
“Dude just ran on stage and grabbed Kanye and he said, ‘Sorry guys, family emergency I have to leave the show’ and just ran off the stage,” Twitter user Joe Berg said.
Just a few hours before the traumatic incident, Kim attended the Givenchy runway show where Kendall was walking. Kim and Kanye are very close with Givenchy’s creative director, Riccardo Tisci.
Kimye, as the couple is collectively known, visit Paris regularly and also held part of their lavish wedding there in 2014. The couple hosted their rehearsal dinner at Versailles and Lana Del Rey performed.