The recent shocking news of Kim Kardashian being robbed at gunpoint in Paris sent chilling shockwaves to fans throughout the world. A mother of two, Kim Kardashian, now 36, has come to be adored by many since her first appearance on the Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality show that debuted on the E! Network in October 2007. On what happened, five masked men donning police uniforms stormed into her apartment at The Hôtel de Pourtalès in Paris on Monday morning, held a gun a to her head, and took whatever jewelry they could find. On how they were able to locate her, they are said to have forced the hotel’s night concierge to show them her pad. The following is an excerpt of a report by TMZ describing the ordeal.
“Kim was lying in bed with only her robe on when she heard boots pounding up the stairs of her two-story apartment. We’re told Kim saw at least one masked man and another wearing a police hat through a sliding glass door. She knew something was amiss, so she rolled off the bed and tried dialing her bodyguard on her cell phone.
“Before she could finish dialing one of the men yanked the phone out of her hands. They zip tied her hands with plastic handcuffs and duct taped her to make it more secure. We’re told one of the men grabbed her by the ankles… Kim told cops at that point she believed she was about to be raped.”
According to Kim Kardashian’s statement, the robbers spoke French, and the only words she understood and they kept repeating were “ring ring,” something that highlighted their focus. Her pleas for them to spare her life prompted the gang to duct tape her mouth. Simone, Kim’s friend who was also in the apartment, was able to hear the commotion and locked herself in the bathroom. She was able to call Kim Kardashian’s bodyguard Pascal who rushed to the location, arriving just two minutes after the robbers had left. The entire ordeal is believed to have lasted about six minutes.
Now that more details about the Kim Kardashian ring robbery have emerged, the men were said to be aged between 40- and 50-years-old. Apparently, they at no time mentioned Kim Kardashian by name and instead referred to her as “the wife of the rapper.” This is as reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
This has drawn questions as to whether the gang actually knew who she was other than some hashed up details they had probably received from a source. And then there is the question of what the robbers intended to do with the $10 million in jewelry they stole from Kim’s apartment. Kim Kardashian’s ring, which was said to be the main focus of the heist, is estimated to be worth about $4.5 million.
The ring is especially tricky to sell, firstly because of the attention it has attracted, which makes it easily recognizable to jewelers. Secondly, as it has a unique huge stone and if cut even by half, its value would fall by about ten times. This is according to experts on the matter. As such, one can’t rule out the fact that there may have been “an order” for the Kim Kardashian ring, an element that eliminates having to look for a market for the stolen merchandise.
This might also explain why the gang didn’t seem to even know her by name. According to experts, the Kim Kardashian ring would have to be sold to buyers who pay little attention to detail, probably Middle Eastern and Russian tycoons. This is according to the Daily Mail.
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