Published on Monday, 03 October 2016 14:17
Kim Kardashian West has left Paris on a private jet after being tied up and robbed of approximately 10 million dollars in jewelry by armed masked men dressed as police in the middle of the night. According to multiple sources, five men in ski masks and police jackets were involved in the robbery about 3 a.m. local time Monday in Paris.
According to reports, two men entered her room at a private mansion which rents out apartments for weeks or months to celebrities and wealthy business people. The robbers 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.
Kardashian West left the apartment in two vans with an armed 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 stated.
Kardashian spent Sunday at the Balenciaga show before stepping out with sister Kourtney for a dinner hosted by designer Azzedine Alaïa.
By 2:30 a.m. Paris time, just minutes before the robbery, she was back at her hotel room and Facetiming with brother Rob Kardashian and his fiancée Blac Chyna to wish them congratulations at their baby shower, according to her Snapchat.
Kanye West abruptly ended his headlining set at Meadows Music & Arts Festival in Queens, New York on Sunday night upon hearing the news about his wife's scary encounter. He was in the middle of performing "Heartless" when he interrupted the song, telling fans, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Family emergency, I have to stop the show."
A festival rep then came on stage about 10 minutes later and said the set was cancelled and that West was no longer on site.
"Due to a family emergency, Kanye West was forced to end his performance towards the end of his set. We appreciate the great show he put on for fans to close out the inaugural Meadows Festival," the festival said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with West and his family."
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