Kim Kardashian is back in the arms of her husband Kanye West after returning to New York City following a terrifying encounter with armed robbers in Paris.
The reality TV beauty was confronted by at least two men dressed as police officers upon returning to her hotel room in the early hours of Monday, after attending a number of Paris Fashion Week shows with her sister Kourtney Kardashian and mother Kris Jenner.
According to local police, Kim had $10 million worth of jewelry stolen in the attack, during which she was bound with plastic handcuffs and duct tape, gagged, and held at gunpoint. The assailants locked her in the bathroom as they escaped with their haul.
Kim told police that she feared she would be raped by the men who entered her bedroom, TMZ reports. She was wearing a robe in her bed as she heard boots pounding up the stairs. Seeing one robber through a sliding door, Kim tried to call security but failed as her phone was snatched from her hands.
After being tied up and placed in the bathtub, Kim begged for her life saying she was a mother and told the men they could get anything they wanted. As the men were speaking in French, the only thing Kim could understand was “ring, ring” referring to the flashy diamond ring Kanye recently gave his wife.
Luckily Kim’s friend, Simone, heard the commotion from a downstairs bedroom, locked herself in a bathroom, and alerted Kim’s bodyguard Pascal Duvier and Kourtney about the situation. Kim’s bodyguard arrived 2 minutes after the assailants left the hotel.
Reports suggest five men were involved in the robbery, and they remained at large as WENN went to press.
Kim jetted out of Paris as soon as her police report was filed, and she was greeted by Kanye as her private jet landed in the Big Apple on Monday.
The stars, along with Jenner and her boyfriend Corey Gamble, were subsequently photographed returning to West's Manhattan home in a 15-car motorcade. They were surrounded by 15 to 20 bodyguards as officers from the New York Police Department also monitored the scene, reports TMZ.com.
Meanwhile, the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has condemned the attack on Kardashian, insisting the mother-of-two and her family will "always be welcome in Paris."
In a statement, Hidalgo expressed her faith in detectives tracking down the suspects quickly, and assured the public that the robbery "in no way calls into question police work or security of public space" in the French capital.
Kim has yet to comment on the security scare, but her spokeswoman Ina Treciokas announced the 35-year-old was "badly shaken but physically unharmed" shortly after the news of the robbery surfaced.
Kanye was onstage at the inaugural Meadows Festival in Queens, New York on Sunday night, when he was informed about the news, and told the crowd he had to leave immediately.
"I'm sorry. Family emergency. I have to stop the show," he explained halfway into his song Heartless.
Kim and Kanye's children, three-year-old North and nine-month-old Saint, are not believed to have been involved in the incident.
Kim's supermodel sister Kendall Jenner, who had walked in various Paris Fashion Week presentations, has also left Paris on her own private jet following her sibling's ordeal.