Kim Kardashian flees Paris after gunpoint robbery


Kim Kardashian West has left Paris on a private jet after she was robbed at gunpoint of £8 million-worth of jewellery.

The reality star was photographed boarding a private plane at Le Bourget airport alongside her bodyguard and personal assistant hours after the raid at an exclusive private apartment building in the French capital.

Kim Kardashian West leaving the Royal Geographical Society in central London

A police official in Paris said five assailants, who are still at large, stole a jewellery box containing valuables worth six million euros as well as a ring worth four million euros.

Three days ago, Kim posted a close-up photograph of a huge diamond ring on her left hand captioned with three diamond emojis.

The 35-year-old, who was attending Paris Fashion Week, was "badly shaken but physically unharmed" after masked men dressed as police officers robbed her, her spokeswoman said.

Only two of the five suspects forced their way into the apartment, in the eighth district of Paris behind the Madeleine church, according to the city's prosecutors' office.

Two police officials told the Associated Press that robbers tied up Kim and locked her in the bathroom before escaping on bikes.

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West arrive at the GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Royal Opera House, London.

Kim's husband, rapper Kanye West, was performing at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York when he was told the news on stage.

He abruptly stopped his set, in the middle of his song Heartless, and told the crowd: "I'm sorry, family emergency, I have to stop the show."

It is unclear whether the couple's two children, three-year-old daughter North and 10-month-old son Saint, were with Kim when the robbery happened but police said Kim's family was placed under police protection at the George V hotel after the incident.

Just days before the attack, Kim heaped praise on her German bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, after he protected her from a notorious celebrity prankster who tried to accost her while she was entering a restaurant.

Hours before the armed raid she shared a photograph of herself on Twitter, with Duvier in the background.

He was photographed accompanying Kim's sister, Kourtney, on Sunday night and has since been seen boarding the private plane in Paris.

Kim was attacked outside a Paris Fashion Week show in 2014 but was unhurt.

In 2012 she claimed valuables had been stolen from her luggage during a British Airways flight from Heathrow.

Kim's spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas, said there were no updates on Kim's location.