Kim Kardashian West has been robbed at gunpoint in a private residence in Paris by assailants disguised as police who made off with millions of pounds worth of jewellery.
A spokeswoman for the reality TV star said she was “badly shaken but physically unharmed” after masked men dressed as police officers tied her up in the flat’s bathroom before fleeing the scene.
A Paris police official told the Associated Press that five armed men, who were still at large, stole a jewellery box containing valuables worth €6m (£5.2m) as well as a ring worth €4m. Police said the robbers escaped on bikes.
It was reported that Kardashian West’s bodyguard had been handcuffed during the incident.
Kardashian West has been in Paris since last week for fashion week and had attended the Balenciaga show earlier on Sunday.
The reality star had then sat in the front row at the Givenchy show, with her sister Kourtney and their mother, Kris Jenner, in a show of support of their sister, Kendall Jenner, who was modelling in the presentation.
The family has been uncharacteristically silent on social media since the report involving Kardashian West.
Her husband, Kanye West, had abruptly ended his performance at the Meadows music and arts festival at Citi Field in New York on Sunday night. He stopped midway through his performance of Heartless, citing a “family emergency”.