Kim Kardashian tied up and held at gunpoint by armed men in Paris

Celebrity said to be shaken after millions of dollars worth of jewellery is stolen

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Kim Kardashian West arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on August 28th | Photo: PA Images

Kim Kardashian West has flown to New York on a private jet after she was tied up and robbed at gunpoint by raiders who stole around €10m worth of jewellery in Paris.

Once she arrived in the US, the TV star travelled to Manhattan in a motorcade and went inside an apartment building, where police stood outside as well as members of the media.

Hours earlier, she had left France following the raid carried out by five armed men at about 3am local time on Monday.

A police source told Reuters that two of them entered Kardashian West's apartment, holding a handgun to her temple before tying her up.   

Wearing ski masks and clothes with police markings, they then locked her in the bathroom before escaping on bicycles. 

The robbers, who remain at large, were let into the building near the historic Madeleine Church in the 8th arrondissement by the concierge, police said.

He then apparently led them to Kardashian West's flat at gunpoint after being handcuffed.

Officers later found him on the staircase with his hands and feet bound.

The police source said a jewellery box had been taken containing a ring worth €4m, as well as other valuables worth between €5m and €6m.    

It happened as Kardashian West attended the French capital's fashion week. 

She was "badly shaken but physically unharmed," a spokeswoman said. 

Kardashian West talked to detectives before she left France on a private jet. 

Accommodation 

The apartment block is close to the Elysee Palace and British Embassy.  

"Only stars stay there," said a waiter at a cafe opposite.

"Kim Kardashian has been there for a week, I have seen her coming and going."

The accommodation is said to cost up to €15,000 a night.

Kardashian West also stayed there before her wedding to rapper Kanye West in 2014.

Police were seen guarding the entrance on Monday. 

Her husband cut short a concert in the US following the incident. 

The 39-year-old stunned fans at Meadows Festival in Queens, New York, when he abruptly ended his set during his 2008 hit Heartless. 

In footage shot by fans, he is heard saying, "I'm sorry, I have a family emergency. I have to stop the show" - before walking off stage. 

It has not been confirmed whether Kim and Kanye's children - North, three, and Saint, nine months - were with her at the time.   

Kardashian West, 35, had been photographed on Sunday evening at a Givenchy fashion show with her sister Kourtney and mother Kris Jenner, and was later reportedly seen out for dinner at a local restaurant.

Last week, Kardashian West reportedly filed a police complaint after she was ambushed by a prankster as she entered a Parisian restaurant.