Details continue to emerge about Kim Kardashian West being robbed in her room at Hotel Particulier Pourtales in Paris late Sunday night/early Monday morning. According to the Daily Mail, in the days preceding the burglary, West was followed by two men, one posing as a plain-clothes detective and the other a photographer.
The robbery was reportedly carried out by five men wearing police armbands who forced a concierge to show them to West's room, where they tied her up at gunpoint, placed her in the bathtub, and stole approximately $10 million dollars worth of jewelry, cash, and mobile phones. At the time of the robbery, West's most trusted bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, was allegedly out with West's sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, who were at Paris' Arc nightclub.
At that point, Daily Mail claims that West's stylist Simone Harouche (who was also her best friend in high school), hid in her own bathroom in her room downstairs and texted Duvier (because she apparently could not get through to 911), after either hearing West scream, or after West freed herself from her bonds and raised the hotel alarm (it's unclear as of yet.)
A source close to the investigation told MailOnline,
Kim Kardashian was tailed for at least three days before the robbery. We know there was one man who pretended to be a photographer who followed the American celebrity on a motorbike to find out her whereabouts. Another man pretended to be a plain-clothed detective to try to get a seat next to her at the exclusive Ferdi restaurant on Thursday night.
But both men were fakes. The photographer tried to listen in to the conversations by other snappers but he was challenged by the genuine ones. And the so-called policeman fled when staff at Ferdi asked to see his credentials.
Unfortunately, according to TMZ, there is no surveillance footage of the robbers either inside or outside the hotel. That's a blow to the investigation, but the French police are still trying to work out who the men were and how they got into the hotel.