Kim Kardashian has fled France on a private jet after being robbed at gunpoint at a Paris apartment early on Monday morning.
The reality star, 35, had millions of dollars worth of jewellery stolen by five armed masked men dressed as police officers.
The men stole a jewellery box worth $6.7 million and a ring worth $4.5 million, prompting fears that the valuables were personal ones and not just jewellery she was borrowing for fashion week.
An insider said the total worth could be as high as $16 million. Kim also lost two of her prized smart phones – ones that are likely to contain a great deal of personal information.
At around 2.30am, the robbers entered the building after the concierge let them in.
Handcuffed and at gunpoint, he then led them to the starlet’s flat. They entered Kim’s room, threatened her with a weapon, tied her up and locked her in the bathroom.
The mother-of-two, who is in the city for Paris Fashion Week, is ‘badly shaken but physically unharmed’, a spokeswoman told DailyMail.com.
Husband Kanye West was told of the raid halfway through a headline performance at the Meadow Music and Art Festival, New York, and immediately cancelled the set.
Their daughter, North, three, and 10-month-old son Saint, are not believed to have been in the room at the time.
On Monday morning, Kim boarded a private jet back to the U.S. accompanied by her assistant and personal bodyguard Pascal Duvier.
She covered her head in a black scarf as she was led across the tarmac to the waiting plane. The actress’ family was placed under police protection at the George V palace after the incident.
Kim’s personal bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, was pictured out with Kourtney Kardashian on Sunday night, indicating he was not with Kim when the raid took place.
A photographer, who has been following Kim since she arrived in Paris, is being questioned by police. He is said to have gained access to a restaurant where she and her family were dining earlier this week by posing as a policeman.
The terrifying event early on Monday happened between the hours of 2 to 4 am (CET).
It took place in a discreet luxury residence used by celebrities and wealthy individuals behind the French capital’s Madeleine church.
Kim has stayed there at least once before, in 2014, before her marriage to West.