French Police and Kim Suspect The Armed Robbery Was an Inside Job

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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 (03.10.16) morning, 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.”

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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.

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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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E! News has confirmed this “second” engagement ring (she was given a 15-carat engagement ring, also by designed Schwartz, when West proposed in 2013) is made from a 20-carat emerald-cut diamond, and Kim hasn’t exactly been shy about flaunting it on social media. A recent selfie, taken three days before the robbery, showed the ring in all its glory, and quickly received 1.2 million likes on Instagram.

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“Clearly when you have a star like Kim Kardashian who has more than 48 million followers on Twitter…I think this could have happened abroad just as easily as in Paris,”Johanna Primevert, chief spokeswoman for the Paris police department, told the Associated Press.

“It was really the celebrity who was targeted, with possessions that had been seen and noticed via social media, and it was these goods that the attackers targeted,” she added.

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