By Rashidat Akashat
French police have released Kim Kardashian’s statement on the horrifying Paris robbery, detailing how the TV star was stripped off her jewelries at gunpoint.
The statement noted that Kim described the experience about the estimated $10 million jewellery theft to Police in October.
According to Us Magazine, French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche on Sunday, January 15 released her reported police statement.
“I heard a noise at the door, like, footsteps, and I shouted to ask who was there, but no one answered,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star told police, according to the paper, which published the report in both French and English on its website.
“I called my bodyguard at 2:56 a.m.,” she is quoted as saying in the account. “Then, beyond the sliding doors, I saw two people arrive with the gentleman from reception, and he was tied up.
”Both men were hooded, one had a ski mask and he had a cap and a jacket with ‘police’ on it. The second man had the same ‘police’ clothes, but did not have any ski mask. It was the one with the ski mask who stayed with me.”
Recollecting the incidents and one of the thieves, “He had a strong French accent and asked me for my ring [in English]. He looked at what was on the bedside table. It was worth $4 million.”
Paris Robbery: Kim Hands Over Her Ring
According to her reports, the burglar repeatedly asked her to hand over her diamond engagement ring,
“He took out a gun and I showed him the ring. He had gloves…asked me where the jewels and the money were,” the reality star said.
“And at that point, they tied me up and put plastic cables and scotch tape on my hands, and then taped my mouth and my legs.” the paper read.
Next, the swindlers took Mrs Kardashian-West to the bathroom, placed her in her bathtub inside her private residence at Hotel de Pourtales and absconded with all her jewelries.
“During the theft, they had the hotel’s mobile phone that did not stop ringing, and they spoke in French. I got the impression they were saying they had to leave.”
Kardashian further said in her reports that the men seemed “a bit inexperienced” as she was able to unbind the tapes from her hands and mouth.
When the authorities asked if she was hurt, “No. … I want to leave, and go back to my children in the USA. A private plane is waiting for me at [Paris-Le Bourget Airport].” the Selfish author reportedly replied.
It was later gathered that the men stole more than $10 million in jewellery. Also stolen were some diamond bracelets, earrings and a necklace with her son Saint’s name on it, “When they pushed me onto the bed, they went to my purse and emptied everything,” she added.
Ten of the suspects arrested last week in connection with the crime have been charged. Paris police believe the robbery might be an insider job.