Kim Kardashian robbed at gunpoint in Paris
Kim Kardashian robbed at gunpoint in Paris –
(CBC) – Kim Kardashian West was unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint of more than $10 million US worth of jewelry inside a private Paris residence Sunday night, police officials said.
A spokeswoman for Kardashian West said the reality TV star was “badly shaken but physically unharmed” after masked men dressed as police officers also tied her up in the flat’s bathroom before fleeing the scene.
A Paris police official said five assailants, who were still at large, stole a jewelry box containing valuables worth six million euros ($6.7 million) as well as a ring worth four million euros.
In a message to The Associated Press, the Paris prosecutors’ office said that only two of the five suspects forced their way into the apartment, located in the chic eighth district of the French capital.
With France under a state of emergency following terror attacks that left more than 200 people dead in the last 20 months, news of the robbery immediately sparked criticism from political opponents to the Socialist government.
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a right-wing member of Paris council and a potential candidate in next year’s presidential election, said the robbery was proof that “there is a general emergency on security” in the French capital.
“Regardless of all the very expensive advertising we do to promote ‘I Love Paris’ tourism and the image of Paris, all these ads have been brutally cancelled by the Kim Kardashian case,” Kosciusko-Morizet told Europe 1 radio.
Two police officials said the robbers tied up Kardashian West and locked her in the bathroom before escaping on bikes. They were not authorized to be publicly named speaking about ongoing investigations.