Cash stolen from Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

Emma Woollacott
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Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian and her partner, Scott Disick, have been robbed - and it took them three days to notice.

According to RadarOnline, the couple had a briefcase containing$4,000 stolen from the bedroom of their temporary Hamptons home sometime between July 1 and 4.

The two are renting the $70,000-a-month house while they film spin-off series Kourtney & Khloe Take The Hamptons.

It's the second time the pair have been robbed in recent months. In February, burglars made off with $50,000 in cash from their home in Calabasas, California. Again, it took a day or two for the couple to notice.

And the following month, her sister, Khloe Kardashian, had more than $200,000 in valuables stolen from the Tarzana, California, villa where she had been living with husband Lamar Odom until they split last December.

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Paris Hilton burglary

The very wealthy, it seems, are less careful about leaving cash lying around. Famously, heiress Paris Hilton failed to notice that her house had been broken into and robbed by the Bling Ring teenage burglars until it happened for the sixth time.

Her explanation was that she travelled a lot, and that most of the thefts had been comparatively small. The fact that she had hundreds of pairs of shoes and millions of dollars-worth of jewellery probably didn't help.

For most of us, keeping track of our possessions isn't quite so difficult - but paying for the sort of security enjoyed by the wealthy certainly is. The police advise locking all windows and doors before you go out or go to bed and closing the curtains when it gets dark, so that people can't see in.

Avoid leaving valuable items near windows or doors - and be careful how you dispose of packaging, as it can give away expensive purchases.

In the case of Kardashian and Disick, nothing else was taken, and there were no signs of forced entry - leading a source to tell TMZ that the couple believes that the theft was an inside job. This could well be the case: law enforcement sources told the gossip site that the robbery from Khloe's home might well have been committed by someone on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians crew.

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Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian Robbed
Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian Robbed