Tuesday 25 April 2017

'Over here we’ll mind you’ - Enda Kenny makes light of Kim Kardashian robbery ordeal

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has made light of Kim Kardashian’s terrifying ordeal at the hands of armed robbers in Paris.

Speaking at the announcement of 85 new jobs at security firm Netwatch, Mr Kenny said the reality TV star would have been safe in Ireland.

“There was a good lady robbed in Paris the other day of jewellery. Maybe if they had employed Netwatch they mightn’t have been robbed at all.

“Send her a message and say ‘over here we’ll mind you’,” he told a receptive audience in Dublin.

Kim Kardashian West with bodyguard Pascal Duvier (L) attends Buro 24/7 Fashion Forward Initiative as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 at Hotel Ritz on September 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian West with bodyguard Pascal Duvier (L) attends Buro 24/7 Fashion Forward Initiative as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 at Hotel Ritz on September 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

Ms Kardashian was robbed by five armed men wearing ski masks and police clothing.

They reportedly handcuffed the star and held her at gunpoint in a plush city apartment at 3am.

She “begged for her life” and told the raiders that she had two children to take of.

The men stole a jewellery box worth €6m and a ring worth €4m.

Her husband, rapper Kanye West, was on stage at a concert in New York when he learned of the robbery.

He immediately cancelled the gig.

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