If you’ve been keeping up with the Kardashians the past few weeks, then you’re no stranger to this shocking news.
Kim Kardashian is in the spotlight once again. The celebrity is at the centre of a high-profile robbery that has caught the attention of authorities. The incident occurred on the 3rd of October while vacationing in Paris.
All About The Incident
The family’s representatives have stated that Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint in a Paris hotel by masked gunmen. They dragged her out of bed in the middle of the night and then restrained her with tape and locking her up in the bathroom.
According to news sources, the men repeatedly questioned her about a ring. Obvious thinking points towards the $4 million Sparkler that Kanye West had gifted her in August. The ring was already an object of much attention as Kim flaunted it frequently on social media. And that’s not the end, the robbers also looted a jewellery box worth millions. Some of the articles were later recovered from the crime scene.
The incident even gave birth to a Halloween costume which resulted in Kim suing the makers bitterly in a legal court.
Aftermath And Questions
Kim and her longtime friend Simone were reportedly the only ones who were present during the incident. But a lot of questions have popped up about her bodyguard Pascal Duvier who was close by but couldn’t respond to the attack.
He stated to the media-“The events in Paris were one of the most sickening things I have seen or heard. We have tips and leads and we will find you – that I promise you. You messed with the wrong one.”
Kim Kardashian kept her silence about the incident for a long time and apparently took a few days to reconnect with her family members. While her fans say that she looks visibly shaken up, the tinsel town celebrity made a return to social media albeit being highly selective with who she communicates.
Husband Kanye West, much to his fans’ discontentment, stopped his concert and apologised to the audience saying he had a family emergency.
And in the usual fashion, the news arrived with a bundle of conspiracy theories. The most shocking of which were made by her previous bodyguards who called it an inside job.
Contradictions in reports from eye witnesses and Kim herself and brought some questions about the reality of the attack. Rivals and haters too joined in to bash her claims calling it a cheap publicity gimmick.
Who Were The Robbers?
The five perpetrators tricked the security guards by posing as police officers and entering the hotel. Video evidence and reports show them entering at 2:35am and then escaping on bicycles at 3:05am. French police swiftly responded by arriving on the scene even though Kim Kardashian called them ‘uncooperative’ and ‘slow’.
The infamous Pink Panther group was the first to be named as possible suspects. The group has gained notoriety for robbing high-end establishments, similar to elaborate movie heists.
Strangely, The Hôtel de Pourtalès is also known as No Address France just around the corner from the British embassy. The hotel inhabited an embargo of guests such as Robin Thicke, Brant Cryder and Jennifer Lawrence who were present during the incident.
At the same time, the robbers tried fooling authorities by intentionally dropping the jewel necklace to make it appear as if they were amateurs. A few have been arrested on the account of stalking and photographing the celebrity during her stay. Sources are now on the lookout of a black limo with tinted windows.