The first report that Kim Kardashian West made to police after the horrific robbery that occurred last year has now publicly emerged.
Five men – some dressed as policeman – tied Kardashian up and held her at gunpoint while they robbed her of millions of dollars worth of jewellery and personal belongings in October of 2016.
Kardashian made a report with police immediately after the incident at around 4:30am, after escaping her restraints and calling for help. That report has now been publicised by French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, and translated back to English by PEOPLE.
In the report, Kardashian explains that she had returned home, and was in her hotel room with her sister Kourtney Kardashian, assistant Stephanie Sheppard, and stylist Simone Harouche.
Kourtney and Stephanie were changing clothes and were going out – but Kardashian was staying in, and said she went upstairs to work on her computer.
“I heard a noise at the door, like footsteps, and I shouted, asking, ‘Who’s there?’ No one answered. I called my bodyguard at 2:56 a.m.Through the door, I saw two people arrive, plus the night man who was tied up.”
She explained that two of the men were dressed as policemen, while another was wearing ski goggles.
“It’s the one with the ski goggles who stayed with me. He demanded with a strong French accent, my ring. It was on the bedside table. It’s worth 4 million dollars. […]I told him that I didn’t know. He took out a gun and I showed him the ring.”
“They grabbed me and took me into the hallway. I was wearing a bathrobe, naked underneath. Then we went in the room again and they pushed me on the bed.And, it was this time, they tied me up with plastic cables and taped my hands, then they put tape over my mouth and my legs. They took me to my bathroom, specifically in my bathtub.”
Kardashian also detailed what had been stolen:“[…] Two Cartier diamond bracelets, a Jacob necklace in gold set with diamonds, Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings, and the other by Yanina. There were three Jacob gold necklaces, small bracelets, jewels, rings. A Lorraine Schwartz necklace in diamonds, another necklace with six small diamonds on it.One last necklace with the name of my son (Saint), in diamonds. I also had a diamond cross from the Jacob brand. A Rolex watch in yellow gold. There were two yellow gold rings.
I think they robbed me of 5 million dollars, then they ran away.”
Kardashian told police that she did not believe they were professional criminals, as she was able to remove the Scotch tape from her mouth and hands, and then the plastic ties: “I felt they were a bit inexperienced because of the way they tied me up.”
At the end of the report, she tells police that she wants to leave France immediately, and go to back to the United States to be with her children and husband Kanye West, who was on tour in New York City at the time.
Last week, 17 people were arrested in connection with the robbery, and now 10 of them have been formally charged.
One man, only known as ‘Omar A‘ or ‘Omar the Old’ is allegedly thought to be the ‘mastermind’ of the robbery, and reported to be the man Kardashian mentioned in the report as wearing ski goggles.
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