New details suggest the Kim Kardashian West heist was an inside job

2016-10-04 11:36

Los Angeles - French police suspect the armed robbery at Kim Kardashian West's private apartment was an inside job.

The 35-year-old reality star was locked in her bathroom while gun-carrying men posing as police officers stole millions of dollars worth of jewellery from her Paris abode in the early hours of Monday morning, and officers probing the shocking incident suspect the men had information that meant they knew her bodyguards wouldn't be present at that time.

A source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "French police suspect that the five alleged robbers had some contact with her security and were tipped off about her procedures.

"They knew there was no security with her inside her apartment that night. All they had to do was go in, make contact with someone inside the hotel.

"They have issues with story of more than one worker at the hotel. They are also talking to bodyguards who worked with her earlier in the week."

The men gained access to Kim's apartment after forcing a concierge to show them the way, before tying him up and locking him in a cupboard, but police suspect that may have been a ruse to throw them off the scent.

The insider added: "They did some things that were so unprofessional it seemed like a show."

Police are also investigating the possibility at least one of the robbers could have worked for Kim - whose regular minder Pascal Douvier was with her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner at the time of the incident - as a bodyguard in Paris in the past.

The group escaped on bikes and on foot but much of the incident was captured on security cameras in the lobby and hallway.

Police are currently checking the phone records and doing investigations of hotel employees and bodyguards that Kim has been in contact with.

Hours after the robbery, Kim boarded a private jet and flew out to be with husband Kanye West - the father of her children North, three, and Saint, nine months - in New York. 

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