Kim Kardashian robbed

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... joins string of big jewel heist vic­tims

KIM KARDASHIAN West joined a line of vic­tims of ma­jor jewel heists when armed rob­bers en­tered her Paris res­i­dence, chained her to bath­room fur­nish­ings and es­caped with jew­els worth an es­ti­mated US$10 mil­lion. Other thieves have out­wit­ted armed guards and alarm sys­tems or cut through an air­port fence or to seize their loot.

Some spec­tac­u­lar jewel thefts in re­cent mem­ory:

Armed rob­bers forced their way early Mon­day into a pri­vate Paris res­i­dence where Kim Kardashian West was staying and tied her up, po­lice of­fi­cials said. They said five as­sailants, who are still at large, stole a jew­elry box con­tain­ing valu­ables worth €6 mil­lion (US$6.7 mil­lion) as well as a ring worth €4 mil­lion (US$4.5 mil­lion.)

A spokes­woman for Kardashian West said the re­al­ity TV star, who was in Paris at­tend­ing fash­ion week shows, was badly shaken but phys­i­cally un­harmed. She left soon af­ter­ward for New York.

OTHER CASES

Flash­ing bling has got­ten other celebri­ties in trou­ble, too.

A re­ported US$3 mil­lion worth of jew­elry were taken from a tour bus be­ing used by Hot­line Bling rap­per Drake and DJ Fu­ture the Prince while they were per­form­ing ear­lier this year in the US city of Phoenix. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the sus­pect had re­moved a brief­case con­tain­ing the jew­elry in a win­dow of 15 min­utes while the per­form­ers were on stage. Po­lice later re­cov­ered the goods by iden­ti­fy­ing a sus­pect through sur­veil­lance footage.

Tom Hanks (right) and Aaron Eck­hart in a scene from ‘Sully’.

Kim Kardashian West

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