Kim Kardashian is robbed at gunpoint in Paris; Kanye West stops concert due to ‘family emergency’
Kim Kardashian West was unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint of more than $10 million worth of jewelry inside a private Paris residence Sunday night, police officials said.
A spokeswoman for Kardashian West said the reality TV star was “badly shaken but physically unharmed” after masked men dressed as police officers also tied her up in the flat’s bathroom before fleeing the scene.
Two Paris police officials said five armed, masked men, who were still at large, stole a jewelry box containing valuables worth $6.7 million as well as a ring worth $4.5 million.
The two officials confirmed that Kardashian West escaped uninjured and that an investigation was underway. They were not authorized to be publicly named speaking about ongoing investigations.
Police said the robbers tied up Kardashian West and locked her in the bathroom before escaping on bikes.
Kanye West was performing at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York at the time. He abruptly ended his set Sunday night after telling his fans had a family emergency.
“I’m sorry, family emergency I have to stop the show,” West told the audience.
Kardashian West has been in Paris for Fashion Week. She attended the Givenchy show Sunday evening.
She was also ambushed last week by a serial celebrity accoster who attempted to assault her as she was entering a restaurant. Kardashian West was also attacked outside of a Paris Fashion Week show in 2014. She wasn’t hurt in either incident.
Paris has been a special place for Kardashian West and her husband, who spent the weekend there before marrying in Florence in May 2014.
She was staying at a residence near Paris’ Madeleine Church. Police said the thieves entered the building after the concierge let them in. Handcuffed and at gunpoint, he then led them to the starlet’s flat.
It’s unclear whether the couple’s two children, 3-year-old daughter North and 10-month-old son Saint, were with Kardashian West when the robbery happened. Police said the actress’ family was placed under police protection at the George V Hotel after the incident.
1:48 a.m., Oct. 2: This article was updated with information about the stolen jewelry.
10:20 p.m.: This article was updated with information from a police official.
9:40 p.m.: This article was updated with more background information.
8:55 p.m.: This article was updated with news that West’s wife reported being held at gunpoint Sunday night.
This article was originally published at 8:40 p.m.
Inside the business of entertainment
The Wide Shot brings you news, analysis and insights on everything from streaming wars to production — and what it all means for the future.
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.