Kim Kardashian robbery: Paris military hunt armed attackers

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Kim Kardashian West’s publicist pronounced a star was “badly jarred though physically unharmed”

Kim Kardashian West has arrived behind in New York as a hunt continues for armed robbers dressed as military officers who targeted a American existence TV star in a Paris apartment.

The squad hold a gun to Kardashian West’s conduct during a early morning robbery, before restraining her adult and locking her in a bathroom.

They afterwards transient with an estimated €10m (£8.7m; $11.2m) in jewellery.

Her publicist pronounced a star was “badly jarred though physically unharmed”.

The mother-of-two, who became a domicile name interjection to a existence array Keeping Up With The Kardashians, left France hours later, drifting to New York in a private jet.

She was graphic with her mom Kris Jenner – who had been during a Givenchy uncover with Kardashian West on Sunday in Paris – and husband, a rapper Kanye West, outward their home in a city hours later.

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Kardashian West’s mom Kris Jenner (centre, withdrawal a Wests’ New York home on Monday) was not during a unit when a robbers pennyless in

Paris military are stability to hunt for a squad of five, dual of whom forced their approach into Kardashian West’s oppulance unit during about 02:30 on Monday.

“What happened is really hapless and those obliged contingency be exceedingly punished,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told TV5 Monde. “We are entirely mobilised to safeguard a reserve of a French people, as good as all those who revisit France, and in sold tourists.”

A military source told a BBC a conflict was carried out by 5 men, wearing police-style jackets, who forced a building’s overnight confidence ensure to uncover them where Kardashian West was staying.

According to Reuters, a enemy initial handcuffed a concierge.

Once inside, one of a group put a gun to Kardashian West’s conduct while they attacked her of jewellery, including a ring value €4m. They afterwards tied her adult and sealed her in a lavatory while they escaped.

According to a military officer, a group fled a theatre on bicycles.

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Kim Kardashian West, centre, had been in a French collateral for Paris Fashion Week with her mom Kris, right, and sister Kourtney, left

They also stole a box of trinket value as most as €6m (£5.2m/$6.7m), AP reported, citing military officials.

The spoliation done headlines around a globe, and caused a charge on amicable media – with some celebrities, like Karl Lagerfeld, pity messages of support with Kardashian West.

But there were also uglier posts about a radio star.

TV horde James Corden criticised those creation light of a incident. He tweeted: “People creation jokes about Kim Kardashian tonight would do good to remember that she’s a mother, a daughter, a wife, a friend. Be good or close up.”

Speaking in a afternoon, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo pronounced she was assured military would fast brand and detain a suspects and that a “very rare” occurrence “in no approach calls into doubt military work or confidence of open spaces” in Paris.

She combined that Kardashian West would “always be acquire in Paris”.

However, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a worried member of Paris legislature and a intensity claimant in subsequent year’s presidential election, pronounced a spoliation was explanation that “there is a ubiquitous puncture on security” in a French capital.

“Regardless of all a really costly promotion we do to foster `I Love Paris’, tourism and a picture of Paris, all these ads have been brutally cancelled by a Kim Kardashian case,” Ms Kosciusko-Morizet told Europe 1 radio.

Kardashian West’s husband, a rapper Kanye West, was on theatre during a Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York during a time of a robbery. He abruptly finished his set, revelation fans: “I’m sorry, family emergency. we have to stop a show.”

Kardashian West stayed during a oppulance residence, in a watchful building behind a city’s Madeleine church, with several tip entrances, during slightest once before, in 2014 before her matrimony to West.

A stay can cost as most as €15,000 a night.

Media captionKanye West halts a unison after conference that his mom has been robbed

It is misleading if a couple’s dual children, three-year-old daughter North and 10-month-old son Saint, were during a home during a time. Police were guarding a site on Monday.

The star was in Paris for a city’s conform week with her mom Kris Jenner and her sister Kendall Jenner.

Last week she was approached by a prankster who attempted to lick her bottom though was stopped by a bodyguard.

Kardashian West initial rose to celebrity as a crony and stylist to Paris Hilton.

‘Like a tract twist’ – media greeting in France and a US

While a French media demeanour to politicians for answers on how such a spoliation could occur in Paris, already shop-worn by new apprehension attacks, a American newspapers have incited a spotlight on Kardashian West herself.

“We are in a state of puncture and 5 people dressed as policemen conduct to mangle into a oppulance hotel that houses a celebrity! It’s flattering ridiculous,” tourism consultant Didier Arino told Le Figaro.

Meanwhile, Paris Match spoke to Jeanne d’Hauteserre, a area’s mayor, who was angry by a robbery: “I am going to direct a assembly with a conduct of a police. we don’t wish a 8th arrondissement to seem in a ‘news’ mainstay any day.”

But opposite a Atlantic a New York Daily News took a lead from amicable media posts that questioned either or not a whole spoliation was “too good to be true”. “Something’s not right. This doesn’t feel like a heist. It feels like a tract turn for a deteriorate premiere,” wrote Gersh Kuntzman.

The New York Post turned to a existence radio star’s former bodyguard for insight.

Steve Stanulis, who worked for a energy integrate during New York Fashion Week, was not sympathetic, blaming Kardashian West for creation herself a target. He told a newspaper: “Kim’s amicable media and her Snapchat is her undoing. When she is posting, ‘Here we am, and this is a $5 million ring we am wearing, here’s where we am going,’ we are fundamentally mouth-watering someone to sack you.”

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