French police are still on the hunt for Kim Kardashian West assailants

2016-10-05 12:38

Paris — French police on Tuesday continued hunting for five people suspected of assaulting Kim Kardashian West in a private Paris residence before robbing her of more than $10m worth of jewellery.

Paris police said they were analyzing footage from surveillance cameras to try to identify the assailants, who wore fake police emblems on their jackets.

After forcing their way into the American celebrity's apartment in the chic eighth district, the robbers held her up at gunpoint and locked her in a bathroom before escaping on bicycles in the early hours of Monday morning.

They stole a jewellery box containing items worth $6.7m as well as a ring worth $4.5m.


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Kim, who was in the French capital to attend fashion week shows, returned to the U.S. on Monday

Paris prosecutors on Tuesday declined to answer whether the robbers had received help from the reality TV star's entourage. Kim's stylist was also in the residence at the time, and alerted police, but the 35-year-old's bodyguard was not present, according to the prosecutor's office.

The reality star's two children, 3-year-old North and 10-month-old Saint, were in New York with their father, Kanye West, when the robbery happened.

Interpol declined to comment on reports suggesting the notorious Pink Panther jewel thieves could have played a role in the robbery, saying that would be speculation.

According to the world's largest international police organisation, that gang has stolen $370 million in jewels from 380 armed robberies between 1999 and 2015.

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