The quotes are not exact, as they were provided to French police in English, translated to French, and have been translated back into English. They reflect Kim's memories of the incident as recorded at 4:30 a.m. on Monday, October 3, not long after she called for help after being left restrained at the No Address Hotel by a group of thieves.
Kim told police of the robbery, "I heard a noise at the door, like footsteps, and I shouted, asking, 'Who's there?' No one answered. I called my bodyguard at 2:56 a.m. Through the door, I saw two people arrive, plus the night man, who was tied up.”
She went on to say two of the intruders had what People calls "police paraphernalia," and that one had goggles.
"It's the one with the ski goggles who stayed with me," Kim said. "He demanded, with a strong French accent, my ring. It was on the bedside table. It's worth 4 million dollars… I told him that I didn't know, he took out a gun, and I showed him the ring."
She told authorities the intruders grabbed her and took her into the hall, then back into her room, where they pushed her on her bed. Dressed only in a bathrobe, she was bound and gagged. "And, it was this time, they tied me up with plastic cables and taped my hands, then they put tape over my mouth and my legs." She noted they might have been "inexperienced" because of their inability to tie her up tightly enough; she later freed herself.
In the report, Kim estimated she was robbed of a cool $5 million in jewelry before "they left on the run."
In total, 17 people have so far been arrested by French police in connection with the robbery, with 10 already formally charged. A man known as Omar A. aka Omar the Old is reportedly considered the "mastermind" of the theft. Reports are that his DNA has allegedly been found on the tape used to restrain Kim.
After her chilling account surfaced, her former bodyguard Pascal Duvier broke his silence on the robbery, telling Fairfax Media, "I don't like to waste my time on thoughts about 'what if' or 'what could have been if…'. Many good and many bad things happen. Life is a chain reaction of decisions and actions you take, you can't choose only to change certain things. Every change affects everything."