Concierge in Kim Kardashian robbery speaks out

As Kim Kardashian gets back to work, more details are emerging about the night she was robbed in Paris.

Entertainment Tonight interviewed the concierge who says he was forced at gunpoint by the robbers, who were dressed as police, to allow them entry into her apartment.

On camera, the man, identified only as Abdulrahman, says the thieves primarily wanted money.

"She believed that they were there for her ring. She showed her hand...there is no ring, and the guy is like, 'Where is the ring?' At the moment she gave him her ring — it was on a table close to the floor — she gave her ring to the guy...and he put it in his pocket," he says.

The thieves continued to demand cash. "'Where is money, money, money?" Abdulrahman says one  asked. "For him, it was just a ring, I think...He didn't stop asking for money."

The concierge's account conflicts with previous speculation that Kardashian's gems were specifically targeted after the baubles were flaunted on Instagram. In Paris, the investigation is being led by the French police's Brigade de Repression du Banditisme (BRB), who have been probing the so-called "Pink Panthers," considered the largest, most successful ring of jewel thieves in the world.

The night Kardashian was robbed inside her 19th-century luxury residence, police said thieves stole a jewelry box containing valuables worth nearly $7 million as well as a ring worth $4.5 million. Video has been released of five suspects approaching Kardashian's hotel by foot and bicycle, and leaving 49 minutes later.

In the ET interview, Abdulrahman says because the thieves did not speak English, he had to translate Kardashian saying she didn't have a large quantity of cash on her, which is when one of the robbers demanded more jewels. Abdulrahman says Kardashian handed over a jewelry box.

Abdulrahman previously described the night more explicitly to the Daily Mail. "He attacked her, holding his gun in her face. She was crying, she was screaming, saying, don’t kill me, I have babies, don’t kill me, please, I have babies! I’m a mom! Take whatever you want! She seemed terrified," he said. "She was wearing a white bathrobe and her hair was tied up."

Since the robbery, Kardashian has completely dropped off social media, but recently resumed filming her reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.


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