The reality star recounted first-hand the October robbery to the French police hours after the event, according to French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche.
The French news outlets reports Kardashian West’s statement was recorded by authorities around 4:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, just hours after her escape.
The robbery took place at the No Address Hotel where Kim and her sisters and entourage were staying for Paris Fashion Week. According to the report, Kardashian West explained she returned to her hotel with Kourtney Kardashian and stylist Simone Harouche. When Kourtney and her assistant Stephanie Sheppard left the hotel for a night out, Kim retreated upstairs to work on her computer.
“I heard a noise at the door, like footsteps, and I shouted, asking, ‘Who’s there?’” she said, according to the report. “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 stated the two men had police paraphernalia and one wore ski goggles. “It’s the one with the ski goggles who stayed with me,” she said, according to the report. “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.”
She continued: “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.”
She told the police they stole two diamond Cartier bracelets, a gold and diamond Jacob necklace, Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings and a gold Rolex from her room.
“I think they robbed me of 5 million dollars,” she said. “Then they left on the run.”
She reportedly did not believe the robbers were professional because she felt they were “inexperienced” in the way “they tied [her] up.”
On Monday, French authorities arrested 17 people they believe were involved in the robbery. Ten were formally charged on Friday with ages ranging from 44 to 72. Authorities believe one man identified as “Omar A.” or “Omar the Old” is allegedly the “mastermind” of the robbery. His DNA was found on tape used to tie Kim up.