Kim Kardashian West held at gunpoint, millions in jewellery stolen from Paris hotel room

Kim Kardashian had almost NZ$15.5 million worth of jewellery stolen by at least two armed masked men dressed as police officers when she was robbed at gunpoint at a Paris apartment earlier today, police say.

The men stole a jewellery box worth €6 million ($9.2 million) and a ring worth €4 million ($6.2 million), reports claim.

At around 2.30am, the robbers are believed to have entered the building and handcuffed the night guard. They then entered the 35-year-old reality star's room, threatened her with a weapon, "tied her up and locked her in the bathroom".

The mother-of-two, who is in the city for Paris Fashion Week, is "badly shaken but physically unharmed", a spokeswoman told

Husband Kanye West was told of the raid halfway through a headline performance at the Meadow Music and Art Festival, New York, and immediately cancelled the set.

Their daughter, North, three, and 10-month-old son Saint, are not believed to have been in the room at the time.

A photographer, who has been following Kim since she arrived in Paris, is being questioned by police. He is said to have gained access to a restaurant where she and her family were dining earlier this week by posing as a policeman.

The terrifying event happened between the hours of 2 to 4 am (CET).

It took place in a discreet luxury residence used by celebrities and wealthy individuals behind the French capital's Madeleine church. Kim has stayed there at least once before, in 2014, before her marriage to West.

Kim's spokesperson Ina Treciokas told "Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening by two armed masked men dressed as police officers. She is badly shaken but physically unharmed."

A Paris police official confirmed to the Associated Press that there was a robbery involving Kim but she was unharmed, and an investigation was underway.

The official was not authorized to be publicly named speaking about ongoing investigations.

At around 4.30am Kendall Jenner was seen leaving the apartment under police protection. Model Jasmine Sanders, wearing a Kanye West t-shirt, and actor Terrence J accompanied her.

Kim and her sister Kourtney are believed to have flown home to the U.S. after the shocking incident.

Kim Kardashian's husband Kanye West abruptly ended a concert in New York as soon as he heard the news citing a "family emergency". Photos / Getty Images
Kim Kardashian's husband Kanye West abruptly ended a concert in New York as soon as he heard the news citing a "family emergency". Photos / Getty Images

Kim's sisters Kourtney and Kendall were staying at The Peninsula Hotel in the city but a spokesperson for the hotel said they were "not aware of any of it's guests being attacked in our hotel".

Her children - three-year-old North and nine-month-old son Saint - were not involved in the incident on Sunday night according to a report from People.

Kim has been enjoying the festivities during Paris Fashion Week with older sister Kourtney and mother Kim as she has been spotted front row at runways shows including Balenciaga, Givenchy and Balmain.

Shortly after the incident, Kanye West ended his concert at Meadows Festival in Queens, New York on Sunday due to a "family emergency".

The Meadows Festival is organised by the creators of The Governors Ball. Kanye had been due to play the ball on its third and final day back in June but it was cancelled due to rainstorms.

Many fans took to Twitter expressing their anger that the 39-year-old had walked offstage on Sunday night and there was booing in the crowd. They also said that he was 30 to 40 minutes late for his scheduled performance.

The incident comes just days after the reality star was again ambushed on a Paris street by serial 'prankster' Vitalii Sediuk, who lunged at her before her security intervened.

- Daily Telegraph

- Daily Telegraph UK

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