Just a little bit after midnight at her luxurious apartment in the Eighth Arrondissement of Paris, France, social media celebrity and pop culture icon Kim Kardashian West was left alone to fend for herself against two masked assailants who broke into her abode, tied her up, and gagged her. Later on, the two masked trespassers escaped along with at least three more accomplices but not without first bagging millions of dollars’ worth of jewelry.
Kim Kardashian had been in Paris to attend an exclusive Fashion Week reception and dinner in the Marais section of Paris. After the event, she even had time to pose for a few pictures together with her sister Kourtney Kardashian. It was after the paparazzi escapade wherein Kim resigned to her apartment together with her bodyguard.
Kanye West, who is married to the reality television star, was in the middle of a concert at the time of the incident. Upon receiving the news of the events that had transpired in Paris, West immediately walked off right in the middle of his concert in Queens to attend to his wife. West initially drew mixed reactions from fans during his abrupt walk-off.
As of now, investigators are uncertain as to why Kim Kardashian West was without her bodyguard at the time of the robbing and what intelligence that perpetrators had had in order to carry out the crime. Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, has expressed her support for Mrs. West in a statement, along with a condemnation of the criminals and the atrocities they have committed:
“I condemn the attack Kim Kardashian suffered last night in her hotel. She has my support and will always be welcome here in Paris. I have full confidence that the police force, as part of their investigation, will quickly identify and apprehend the perpetrators of these acts.”
Kim Kardashian West was described to have been visibly shaken after the incident but is otherwise unharmed.