The famous reality star Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint in her hotel room in Paris, France on Sunday night, where five masked men stole $10 million of jewelry and accessories. The gunmen invaded the hotel and handcuffed the concierge of her luxury residence. They then forced him at gunpoint to lead them to Kardashian’s room. There, they tied up Kardashian and locked her in the bathroom, as they continued to rob the residence and then make their way off on motorbikes.
Two of Kardashian’s smartphones were amongst items stolen. Considering her over-extensive use of social media, the masked men may have found more value in the treasure trove of information within those phones such as bank account numbers and other private details.
“Kim was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room … by two armed masked men dressed as police officers. She is badly shaken but physically unharmed,” said Kardashian’s representative Ina Treciokas. Kardashian boarded a private jet early Monday to leave Paris after the ordeal.
The robbers are still at large, and police say they also have a box containing valuables worth $6.7 million as well as a ring worth more than $4 million.
Rapper Kanye West, Kim’s husband, was performing at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York City when the robbery happened. West abruptly ended the concert, telling fans and the audience that he had to deal with a “family emergency.”
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