A new police statement has been released in which Kim Kardashian West describes a harrowing ordeal when she was robbed of millions worth of jewelry while wearing only her bathrobe.
During a trip to Paris, Kardashian West experienced a frightening event, telling officers that she “heard a noise at the door” and “shouted out,” but no one answered. She said masked intruders grabbed her and took her out to the entry hall before moving into her apartment.
The interview with authorities took place in the wee hours of the morning on Oct. 3, 2016. Just a few hours earlier, five men had broken into her Paris apartment. She was sleeping alone after a fashion week dinner on a Sunday night.
This new police report was published just as the full names of the alleged robbers were made public and Kardashian West prepared to travel to France to give evidence against them.
She said she saw, through her apartment’s sliding doors, two people arrive with a male who was tied up. She said one of the men was wearing a jacket with “Police” marked on it.
“The second man had the same ‘Police’ clothes but did not have any ski mask,” Kardashian West told authorities. “The second man, also European, was taller, and he stayed with the security guard. It was the one with the ski mask who stayed with me.”
Kardashian West said of one of the men: “He had a strong French accent and asked me for my ring. He looked at what was on the bedside table. It is worth $4 million.”
The robbers continued to ask for her engagement ring. Kardashian West repeatedly told them she didn’t know where it was. Then she said a gang member then “took out a gun” and she “showed him the ring.”
She said: “He had gloves. He asked me where the jewels and the money was. He grabbed me and took me out to the entry hall. I was in a bathrobe, naked underneath.”
She then related how the thieves restrained her:
We then went back to the bedroom and they pushed me onto the bed. And at that point they tied me up and put plastic cables and scotch tap on my hands, and then taped my mouth and my legs. They took me to my bathroom, more specifically in my bathtub.
She also gave a rundown of the jewelry that was stolen:
In my jewelry box there were two Cartier diamond bracelets, a Jacob necklace in gold with diamonds, earrings with diamonds by Loraine Schwarz, and others by Yanina. There were three gold necklaces by Jacob, little bracelets, jewels, rings. A necklace by Loraine Schwarz with diamonds, another little necklace with six diamonds underneath.
Another diamond necklace with the name of my son ‘Saint’ on it. There was also a Jacob diamond cross. There were two rings in yellow gold. I think they robbed me of $5 million.
Then they ran away. During the theft, they had the hotel’s mobile phone and it did not stop ringing, and they spoke in French. I got the impression they were saying they had to leave. Then I succeeded in pulling off the tape from my hands and my mouth. I guessed that they were a bit inexperienced in the manner in which they had tied me up.
Asked if she was would recognize the attackers, she said: “Perhaps the small one, with the ski mask, but I’m not sure.”