Kim Kardashian details robbery drama in leaked police statement

By YOU
16 January 2017

The thugs who bound and gagged Kim Kardashian in her Paris apartment during an October raid seemed "inexperienced", according to the reality TV star.

Masked robbers held the terrified star at gunpoint at the No Name Hotel and swiped with valuables worth more than $10 million (R136 million).

French authorities arrested 17 people in connection to the crime last week and filed charges against 10 suspects on Thursday and Friday.

Kim has yet to personally comment on the latest developments in the months-long investigation, but on Sunday, the statement she gave to police at the time of the incident was published by editors at French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche.

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Her statement gives a first-hand account of the traumatising raid, during which she was ordered to hand over her $4 million (R54,4 million) diamond engagement ring - a gift from husband Kanye West.

"I heard a noise at the door, like, footsteps, and I shouted to ask who was there, but no one answered," she recalled.

"I called my bodyguard at 2.56am. 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 (during the robbery)."

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Kim went on to detail how she was tied up with "plastic cables" and had tape wrapped around her hands, her mouth, and her legs, before she was moved to the bathroom and placed in the bathtub.

The 36-year-old also suggested the men seemed "a bit inexperienced", as she was able to successfully remove the tape from her hands and mouth moments after the gang "ran away".

Kim told police she was not hurt, and expressed her desire to return to her family in the U.S. as soon as possible.

According to the leaked report, other items stolen during the heist included diamond earrings, bracelets, and a necklace bearing the name of her son, Saint.

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