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Kim Kardashian Pascal Needs Backup ... Call in the Cavalry

10/6/2016 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-kim-kardashian-kanye-west-akm-startraks-01Kim Kardashian is pulling out even more big guns for her new security detail ... as if Pascal Duvier wasn't enough mountain of a man.

Kim and Kanye West were seen in public with Saint and North in NYC Thursday morning ... the first time they've been out since the robbery. They were flanked by new men in black ... for increased protection.

Pascal's still in the mix. As we reported ... Kim doesn't blame him for what happened -- but it's obvious she's taking a seriously new approach to keeping herself and her family safe.


Kim Kardashian Video of Robbers Hits Dead End

10/6/2016 8:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-kim-kardashian-tmzThere's video of the robbers fleeing Kim Kardashian's Paris apartment alright, but it doesn't show squat ... TMZ has learned.

Paris law enforcement sources tell us ... they have looked frame by frame at video recorded across the street from Kim's apartment, showing images of the robbers fleeing the scene.  

The video is not a direct shot ... you see the robbers on a reflection of glass in a shopping area.

Here's what it shows ... the robbers were fleeing on bicycles. Problem is ... there's no way to distinguish any facial features. We're told the images are so blurry you can't even tell if the robbers are still wearing masks.

As for suspects ... we're told cops have their eye on at least one person. 

Kim Kardashian My Wealth Won't Be in Your Face Anymore

10/6/2016 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1004-kim-kardashian-tmz-09Kim Kardashian has found God -- at a discount -- because after the robbery wealth will no longer be the driver of her brand.

Sources close to Kim tell us ... she actually agrees with critics who say she put a target on her back by flaunting her wealth and jewelry on social media. A number of people have been critical of Kim for posing with her $4.5 million diamond ring in the apartment shortly before the hit.

We're told Kim is taking a month off work and when she returns she's pulling back in a big way on social media. She won't be displaying her personal wealth ... and she'll even be less ostentatious with the promotion of her fashion line.

Kim has been rocked to her core after being tied up with a gun to her head. She's saying privately ... "Material things mean nothing. It's not all about the money," adding, "It's not worth it."


Kim Kardashian's Bodyguard Wipes Kim From Social Media But NOT Fired

10/5/2016 2:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Kim Kardashian's bodyguard just deleted every mention of her from his social media ... including photos and all references to him working for her.

It raises the obvious question -- did Kim and/or Kanye West fire Pascal Duvier? The answer is a resounding ... NO.

Sources close to Kim and Kanye tell us they don't blame Pascal for Kim's robbery. As we've reported, he was guarding Kourtney and Kendall that night. But we're told they don't view that as slacking off ... plus, they just like the guy and trust him implicitly. Pascal's had Kim's back since 2012.

We're told the social media change is a safety measure to block future crooks from connecting him or his whereabouts to Kimye.

Before the scrub, Pascal had a bunch of pics with Kim ... including a reference to the ass kisser takedown. You'll recall, Kim was so impressed with Pascal's swift reaction, she called him a "G."


Kim Kardashian Camera May Have Caught Robbers

10/5/2016 10:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1004-kim-kardashian-tmz-08Kim Kardashian is closer to busting the thieves who broke into her apartment and stole her jewelry, because a CCTV camera reportedly caught a reflection of them in a mirror during their getaway.

Paris cops seized the footage Tuesday morning from the Bel Ange nail salon near Kim's apartment, according to The Sun. A camera inside the store faced a large mirror outside and reportedly got a clear shot of the crooks as they fled through a small retail area. 

We spoke with the nail salon owner ... she insists they did not turn over any video to cops, but says the footage might be from another store in the shopping area.

A second camera reportedly caught the robbers as they continued through an unlocked backdoor down a parking lot corridor ... according to European press.

Cops reportedly have collected evidence -- including cigarette butts -- from the shopping center and they're doing DNA tests ... the assumption being the crooks have a record and their DNA is on file.

As we reported, there is no surveillance footage from Kim's apartment.


Kim Kardashian Concierge Key Witness in Robbery

10/5/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1004-kim-kardashian-tmz-12The concierge who was taken up Kim Kardashian's private elevator and opened the door to a $10 million jewelry heist has become the critical witness ... sources connected to the case tell TMZ. 

We're told Kim has downloaded Paris cops about her interactions with the concierge. We've learned on Tuesday Kim had an extensive interview with cops by phone and told them the following:

-- The concierge was handcuffed when he opened the door to her apartment.

-- As she put it, "He opened the door and led them [the robbers] up and was in there the whole time."

-- Kim told police she engaged the concierge in conversation, saying, "Are we gonna die?" He calmly responded, "I don't know."

-- Kim, we're told, made a point to cops that the concierge was extremely calm, despite being cuffed and held at gunpoint.

-- Kardashian says when the robbers left the apartment they took the concierge with them and deposited him in the lobby where his hands were still cuffed.


Jennifer Tilly Back from Paris ... Feeling Lucky, Bad for Kim K.

10/5/2016 7:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jennifer Tilly was in Paris when the Kim Kardashian robbery went down, and she says most of the city ain't exactly reeling after the huge international news.

We got Jennifer at LAX right after her return from Paris. She's not really one to scare easily (umm, see 'Chucky') ... so you can tell she was shaken up when she heard what happened to Kim ... in fact, she feels bad for her.

However, the City of Light? Not so much.

As mademoiselle Tilly puts it ... zee French love zee drama!

Kim K. Robbery Supreme Court Justice Throws Major Shade

10/4/2016 12:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1004-kim-kardashian-Justice-Stephen-Breyer-04Kim Kardashian's armed robbery might be a total fabrication according to a U.S. Supreme Court Justice ... who actually brought up the incident during oral arguments.

The SUPCO was hearing a case on Tuesday where a guy from Cali is arguing it wasn't bank fraud when he drained someone's bank account ... because the bank's money is insured.

Justice Stephen Breyer jumped on the opportunity to show off his pop culture prowess, saying ... "Even Kardashian's thief, if there is one, believes that all that jewelry is insured. So, it's not theft?"

Breyer extended his metaphor, saying even if the Kardashian krooks posed as jewelry cleaners ... "Wouldn't you think that was fraud?" He went on to make a crack about her jewelry possibly being on loan, and not hers at all ... metaphorically speaking.

The good news for Kim -- one of the 8 most powerful people, arguably, in America knows about your ordeal. Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to buy it.

Kim Kardashian Ring Can Be Tracked But Crooks Still Have Upper Hand

10/4/2016 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1003_kim_kardashian_ring_infphotoKim Kardashian's confident she'll get back her multi-million dollar ring because it's very rare with unique identifiers.

Sources close to Kim tell TMZ ... she believes if anyone tries to sell the ring they'll find it. The police report she filed includes the diamond's inscription number and other markers that will raise red flags if it ends up on the market. 

The Gemological Institute of America says inscribed diamonds have a microscopic number laser-inscripted on the girdle of the stone. Once a police report is filed, any lost diamonds would be flagged in the system, and if they pop up for a cleaning, grading or possible sale ... police are called.

Even if the inscription is scratched off, rings like Kim's can be identified by special internal characteristics of the diamond ... according to the GIA.

It's not foolproof, of course. Big diamonds can be crushed into several pieces so they're less traceable -- and if crooks avoid legit jewelers ... there's less chance anyone reports a run-in with the stolen rock. 

Bottom line: Kim needs the thieves to make a dumb move in order to get back the diamond.


Kim Kardashian Cops Come Up Dry on Surveillance Video

10/4/2016 7:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1004-kim-kardashian-tmz-06The Kim Kardashian robbery will not be solved by fingering the culprits on video ... because a search for surveillance footage has come up dry.

Sources connected to the case tell us ... there was no surveillance video inside or outside the hotel premises.  

The only video available is police surveillance footage. Problem is, we're told the camera doesn't face the front of the building and the robbers evaded the lens.

We know police had canvassed the area looking for video from nearby businesses but came up dry.

TMZ has learned only 1 cell phone was stolen from Kim's apartment, not 2 as widely reported. We're told the phone in question did not have "compromising information" and was remotely wiped.


Kim Kardashian and Paris Cops Robbery Smells Like Inside Job

10/4/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1003-kim-kardashian-circle-of-friends-fun-art-GETTY-TMZ-01The Kim Kardashian robbery reeks of an inside job ... sources say that's what Paris cops think.

Sources involved in the case tell us ... police and the Kardashian family don't believe it was a coincidence that Kim was bodyguard-less at the time the robbers showed up and somehow made their way into her apartment ... they think the robbers were tipped off it was the right time to strike. 

There was a very small window when the robbers had easy access. Kim had friends over until shortly before the incident went down. Kim's bodyguard was always by her side -- to the point Kim joked that it got annoying -- except for the few hours he left to protect Kourtney and Kendall in a nearby nightclub

The Kardashians are in no way suggesting the bodyguard was in on it ... in fact, they say they know he wasn't. But they are convinced someone tipped off the robbers to strike at precisely the moment they could get in and out without detection.

As we reported ... robbers confronted the concierge at gunpoint in the lobby and he let them up to Kim's unit. We're told when the robbers left with the jewelry, they took the concierge back downstairs.

We're told if there was a tip-off person, there's a long suspect list ... there are multiple units in the building and lots of people involved in Paris Fashion Week knew Kim's comings and goings. 

Our sources say cops are in the process of checking phone records of various people in and around the building to track suspicious activity.

Kanye West Show Does NOT Have to Go On After Kim's Armed Robbery

10/4/2016 6:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1004-kanye-west-performing-GETTY-01Kanye West isn't leaving his wife's side just yet -- he's pulled the plug on 2 upcoming concerts, including Tuesday's in Philly, rescheduled for Dec. 13

Take it as a sign of just how shaken Kim Kardashian was by the armed robbery in Paris -- Kanye postponed the Philly show and Thursday night's gig in Detroit will now take place Dec. 22

Kim flew back to NYC Monday morning after the ordeal, and Kanye -- with an army of bodyguards -- has been locked down with her ever since. 



Kim Kardashian Blow-By-Blow During Robbery ... I Feared Rape

10/3/2016 2:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1003-kim-kardashian-tmzKim Kardashian was ordered out of bed by masked men she initially thought were going to rape her.

Our sources say ... Kim was lying in bed with only her robe on when she heard boots pounding up the stairs of her 2 story apartment.  

We're told Kim saw at least one masked man and another wearing a police hat through a sliding glass door. She knew something was amiss, so she rolled off the bed and tried dialing her bodyguard on her cell phone.

Before she could finish dialing one of the men yanked the phone out of her hands. They zip tied her hands with plastic handcuffs and duct taped her to make it more secure. We're told one of the men grabbed her by the ankles ... Kim told cops at that point she believed she was about to be raped.

The robbers duct taped her ankles, picked her up and put her in the bathtub. She then started screaming ... begging them not to kill her because she had babies. She went on to say she had money and they could take whatever they wanted.

1003-kim-k-stolen-ring-INSTAGRAM-01Kim told cops the robbers did not know English and only spoke French. The only thing she understood ... the men kept saying, "ring, ring." Kim knew what they were after -- the new ring she got from Kanye. She told them where it was in the apartment, but that was not the end.

Kim continued to beg and cry, and at that point the robbers duct taped her mouth shut.  

We're told a friend of Kim's -- Simone -- was also in the apartment ... sleeping in the downstairs bedroom. Simone heard the commotion and locked herself in the bathroom and called Pascal, the bodyguard, and Kourtney ... telling them to hurry back because something was terribly wrong.

Pascal got back to the apartment 2 minutes after the robbers left.

The entire incident took around 6 minutes.


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