Kim Kardashian West Returns To New York After Paris Ordeal

BY Maddison Glendinning / Oct 3 2016 / 12:22 PM

More details about the scary ordeal are emerging

Kim Kardashian West Returns To New York After Paris Ordeal
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Update (04/10): Kim Kardashian West has returned to New York to be reunited with her husband Kanye West after her terrifying ordeal in Paris in the early hours of yesterday morning. The mother-of-two has made no public comment, but has spoken to French authorities. 

TMZ is reporting that Kim, who has since told police that she feared she was going to be assaulted, was dragged out of bed by the robe she was wearing, bound at the hands and feet with zip ties and duct tape and thrown into a marble bathtub. She reportedly heard the thieves saying "ring, ring" in amongst their French conversation and told them where the jewellery was located within the apartment. 

It has come to light that Kim was not alone in the apartment, and that longtime friend Simone Harouche, upon hearing the commotion upstairs, locked herself in a bathroom and called Pascal Duvier (Kim's bodyguard who was looking after Kendall and Kourtney at the time of the robbery) who was back at the apartment within two minutes, narrowly missing the thieves who escaped on motorbikes. 

Kim is reported to have attempted to call Pascal as she heard the men enter the house but had the phone snatched away before the call could be completed. In addition to the jewellery stolen, both of Kim's phones were also taken in the heist. 

The reality star is yet to make a formal announcement in relation to the attack, but Pascal has vowed to hunt down the attackers writing on his Instagram account. "The events that occurred in Paris was 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."

Update (03/10): More details have emerged about Kim Kardashian West's hold-up during the early hours of this morning at Paris Fashion Week this morning. The reality star reportedly had Dhs40,403,550 worth of jewellery stolen by at least two armed masked men. They reportedly stole a jewellery box worth Dhs24,609,435 as well as a ring worth Dhs16,528,725. People are reporting that Kim's children North and Saint were not present at the time that the men stormed inside the apartment, having gained access by dressing up as policemen and handcuffing the night guard. According to The Daily Mail, the men entered Kim's room and threatened her with a weapon before tying her up and locking her in the bathroom.

The perpetrators have not yet been captured but police are reportedly questioning a photographer that had been following the star around this week and had dressed up as a police officer earlier in the week to gain access to a restaurant Kim was dining in with her sisters.

Original article (03/10): Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint overnight in Paris. Her rep confirmed to The Daily Mail that the mother-of-two had her hotel room stormed by two masked gunmen in the early hours of this morning saying, "Kim Kardashian West was held at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening by two armed masked men dressed as police officers." She then added that Kim "is badly shaken but physically unharmed." 

Husband Kanye West was midway through performing his hit track Heartless at Meadows Music Festival when his rep pulled him to the side of the stage. Kanye then stopped the show telling fans, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Family emergency, I have to stop the show."

It's been a hectic visit to Paris Fashion Week for Mrs West, who had sat front row at Balenciaga with no make-up on just hours before the ordeal, as just days ago she was the latest victim of serial celebrity "prankster" Vitalii Sediuk who tried to grab her bottom as she entered a restaurant before he was tackled by her security. 

It is unknown at this stage whether Kim was robbed during the hold-up or whether Saint and North were present in the hotel room at the time. We will update this story throughout the day.