The Latest: Paris Mayor: Don’t Politicize Kardashian Theft

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on robbery of Kim Kardashian West in Paris (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

Paris’ mayor, Anne Hidalgo, has urged politicians across the spectrum not to exploit the jewel theft from Kim Kardashian West for political gains in the lead-up to next year’s presidential election.

Hidalgo says: “In a complicated context for tourism, in which boosting attendance must be the priority of all, using this incident for polemical purposes would amount to directly harming the tourism sector, which represents 500,000 jobs” in the Paris region.


12:45 p.m.

Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, has condemned the assault on Kim Kardashian West and expressed her support to the reality TV star, saying she will “always be welcome in Paris.”

Hidalgo added in a statement that she is fully confident that police forces will quickly identify and arrest those suspected of robbing the U.S. star of more than $10 million in jewelry.

Hidalgo insisted in her statement that the robbery “in no way calls into question police work or security of public space” in Paris.


12:20 p.m.

Kim Kardashian West has left Paris after being robbed at gunpoint of more than $10 million worth of jewelry inside a private residence early Monday.

Ina Treciokas, a spokeswoman for Kardashian West, said the reality TV star was “badly shaken but physically unharmed” after two armed robbers tied her up and escaped with the jewelry.

Paris police say Kardashian West left the city Monday morning after being questioned. There was no word on where she was going.


7 a.m.

Kim Kardashian West was unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint of more than $10 million worth of jewelry inside a private Paris residence Sunday night, police officials said.

A spokeswoman for Kardashian West said the reality TV star, who was in Paris attending fashion week shows, was “badly shaken but physically unharmed” after masked men dressed as police officers also tied her up in the flat’s bathroom before fleeing the scene.

A Paris police official said five assailants, who were still at large, stole a jewelry box containing valuables worth 6 million euros ($6.7 million) as well as a ring worth 4 million euros. In a message to The Associated Press, the Paris prosecutors’ office said that only two of the five suspects forced their way into the apartment, located in the chic eighth district of the French capital.


AP entertainment writer Sandy Cohen in Los Angeles contributed to this story.


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