Friday 28 October 2016

Kim Kardashian West leaves Paris after being robbed of jewellery at gunpoint

Published 03/10/2016 | 07:11

Kim Kardashian has been robbed in Paris
Kim Kardashian has been robbed in Paris

Kim Kardashian West has left Paris on a private jet after she was robbed at gunpoint of £8 million- worth of jewellery.

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The reality star was photographed boarding a private plane at Le Bourget airport alongside her bodyguard and personal assistant hours after the raid at an exclusive private apartment building in the French capital.

A police official in Paris said five assailants, who are still at large, stole a jewellery box containing valuables worth six million euros as well as a ring worth four million euros.

Three days ago, Kardashian West posted a close-up photograph of a huge diamond ring on her left hand captioned with three diamond emojis.

The reality TV star, who was attending Paris Fashion Week, was "badly shaken but physically unharmed" after masked men dressed as police officers robbed her, her spokeswoman said.

Only two of the five suspects forced their way into the apartment, in the eighth district of Paris behind the Madeleine church, according to the city's prosecutors' office.

Two police officials told the Associated Press that robbers tied up Kardashian West and locked her in the bathroom before escaping on bikes.

Kardashian West's husband, the rapper Kanye West, was performing at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York when he was told the news on stage.

He abruptly stopped his set, in the middle of his song Heartless, and told the crowd: "I'm sorry, family emergency, I have to stop the show."

It is unclear whether the couple's two children, three-year-old daughter North and 10-month-old son Saint, were with Kardashian West when the robbery happened but police said the actress's family was placed under police protection at the George V hotel after the incident.

Just days before the attack, Kardashian West heaped praise on her German bodyguard Pascal Duvier after he protected her from a notorious celebrity prankster who tried to accost her while she was entering a restaurant.

She wrote on Twitter: "My security @PascalDuvier is a G."

Hours before the armed raid she shared a photograph of herself on Twitter, with Duvier in the background, captioned: "This guy is always in my shot!".

He was photographed accompanying Kardashian West's sister Kourtney on Sunday night and has since been seen climbing on to the private plane in Paris.

Kardashian West was attacked outside a Paris Fashion Week show in 2014 but was unhurt.

In 2012 she claimed valuables had been stolen from her luggage during a British Airways flight from Heathrow.

Kardashian West's spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas, said there were no updates on Kardashian West's location.

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