A ring worth $4.5 million and jewelry box worth $5.5 million were stolen
Kardashian West bound and gagged during an incident in Paris with a gun to her head
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has reunited with her husband and children in New York after a harrowing incident in Paris where she was held at gunpoint and robbed by men dressed as police officers in a private apartment.
A spokeswoman for Kardashian West said the celebrity was “badly shaken but physically unharmed” following the incident, which took place early Monday morning local time.
Kardashian was staying at an apartment inside a luxury private mansion that can be rented out for days or weeks at a time.
The French Interior Ministry said five men threatened the mansion concierge with a weapon, handcuffed him and forced him to open the private apartment.
Two of the men were able to gain entry to Kardashian West’s room, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office, and a gun was held to her head.
A source familiar with the situation told CNN that Kardashian West pleaded for her life as she was threatened with the gun, and was bound and forced into a bathtub. Tape was placed over mouth.
Kardashian’s two children, North West and Saint West, were in New York at the time, the source said.
The men took two cell phones and jewelry worth millions of dollars, according to the Interior Ministry. But only one of the phones belonged to Kardashian West, the source told CNN.
Jewelry, phones stolen
The prosecutor’s office said a ring worth an estimated 4 million euros ($4.49 million) and other jewelry worth about 5 million euros ($5.6 million) were among the items stolen.
Kardashian West was in France for Paris Fashion Week, along with her mother, Kris Jenner, and sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner. Kris Jenner was staying at a nearby hotel at the time of the robbery, while the sisters were at a nightclub, along with Kardashian West’s security detail.
The French Interior Ministry said no one was hurt during the incident and that the men did not fire their weapons.
The first to arrive on the scene after the incident were other mansion guests, a source close to Kardashian West told CNN.
Kardashian West left France later Monday after speaking with police, an Interior Ministry representative told CNN.