Security footage appears to show suspects in Kim Kardashian’s robbery
Security footage that appears to show the five people suspected of robbing Kim Kardashian West at gunpoint in her room during Paris Fashion Week surfaced Thursday via M6info news in France.
The time-stamped, grainy black-and-white video shows three people on bicycles and two on foot heading down a side street toward the Hôtel de Pourtalès at 2:19 a.m. Oct. 3 and 49 minutes later heading quickly away from the location with one of the cyclists carrying a backpack — presumably filled with the millions of dollars’ worth of jewelry and other items that were stolen. Authorities have said at least two of the suspects fled on bicycles.
Kardashian, who turns 36 on Friday, has been keeping the lowest of low profiles since returning to SoCal after the robbery. According to People, she’s primarily been holed up at the Bel-Air home she shares with husband Kanye West and their two young children.
“She has zero desire to resume her old life” and has been staying with mom Kris Jenner on the nights when West is away on his Saint Pablo tour, a source told the magazine Tuesday. Kardashian hasn’t yet figured out what she wants to do moving forward, the source said.
“Keeks is taking some much needed time off,” assistant Steph Shep said Monday in a handwritten note posted to Kardashian’s website, which hasn’t been updated in the weeks since the robbery. The reality TV star’s other social-media accounts have been dark as well.
“Thank you so much for your support for my girl,” Shep added.
Khloe Kardashian called the robbery — in which her sister was reportedly held at gunpoint and begged for her life while items including a multimillion-dollar diamond ring she’d featured prominently in social media posts were taken — “incredibly traumatic” for Kim and “a wake-up call for everybody.”
The family is being more aware and making some changes in their lives, Khloe told the Associated Press on Wednesday. “No matter what you post or don’t post, that shouldn’t give someone a reason to feel like they could do anything like that to you.”
The concierge-night guard who was handcuffed, held at gunpoint during the robbery and brought the suspects to Kim’s room, spoke out Tuesday about security at the Hôtel de Pourtalès.
The exclusive hotel had no functioning security cameras and its door code had not been changed since 2010, the guard said; the Daily Mail said its reporters were able to use it to get into the building two weeks after the robbery. Kardashian’s apartment door was secured only by a lock, not even a deadbolt, the guard said.
“There was no real security at all,” he told the paper. “It’s a choice.”
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