New York: Hours after masked men broke into a luxurious Paris apartment of Kim Kardashian and robbed her of jewellery worth $10 million, the American TV star revealed that she was dragged out of the bedroom, tied up with zip ties and was thrown on the floor by five masked men, as she feared of being raped by the attackers.
The robbers made off with a ring worth around four million euros ($4.5 million) and a case of jewelry with a value of five million euros ($5.6 million), a police source said. Two mobile phones were also taken.
The robbers zip-tied Kardashian’s hands with plastic handcuffs, duct-taped her mouth and ankles, dumping her in the bathtub, it was reported. In her statement to the police, she said that she feared of being raped.
The robbers allegedly kept saying “ring, ring” and Kardashian told them where to find a new ring given by her husband. Kardashian had posted a photograph of the huge diamond sparkler — reportedly a 20-carat ring by Lorraine Schwartz — on her finger, while resting her chin on her hand, mouth opened to show off gold dental grillz, as well as a black and gold choker and, of course, serious cleavage.
The reality TV star’s spokeswoman said “two armed masked men dressed as police officers” burst into her room.
Another member of the gang restrained the building’s security guard during the robbery, police said, adding that the guard was unhurt. The assailants may have fled on bicycles, investigators say.
The star’s bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, was absent at the time, providing security for Kardashian’s sister Kourtney at a Paris nightclub, an investigation source said.
It is not known whether Kardashian’s two young children were with their mother at the time of the robbery.
Soon after the incident, Kardashian left France on a private jet after being questioned by police about the robbery. She had been in the French capital attending Paris Fashion Week, including catwalk shows by Balenciaga and Givenchy.