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Kim Kardashian's Paris Robbery Teaches Us How To Prevent Burglary

Date: 29 July 2021
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If you haven't already heard, Kim Kardashian (TV star, model and entrepreneur) was held at gun-point and robbed in her private Parisian apartment.

But what exactly can Kim's terrifying ordeal teach us about how to prevent burglary?

The brutal and horrific details

On October 2nd 2016, Kim Kardashian was staying in a luxury hotel apartment for Paris Fashion Week. At the time, her husband, rapper Kanye West, was performing at the Meadows Festival in Queens NY.

At around 3am, five armed men who were dressed up and disguised as the Police entered the hotel where Kim was staying. They handcuffed her security guard and threatened him with a gun while demanding to be shown to Kim's room.

News articles reveal the robbers forced their way in, tied her up, gagged her and held her hostage at gunpoint while raiding her apartment.

It is believed that around £12 million worth of jewellery was stolen, along with several smart phones, and it is still unknown whether or not her children were with her at the time.

The aftermath

A spokeswoman for the reality TV star said that she was "badly shaken but physically unharmed".

Thankfully, the hotel had a CCTV system that revealed the robbers' black limo with tinted windows and gave the Police a lead to work from.

Updates reveal that Kim is seeing a therapist on a weekly basis and her friends say that she was having trouble sleeping due to the flashbacks and violent nightmares.

The sad truth is the £12 million of jewellery wasn't the true cost of Kim's burglary. The lasting effect on her mental health is the real price she's paid.

Also, if present Kim's children have suffered twice. Firstly, by what they experienced on that dreadful night. Secondly, because of their mother's extreme anxiety and paranoia.

The power of social media

Kim Kardashian is famous for being very active on social media. In fact, she quite happily posted an image of her gigantic diamond engagement ring on Instagram a short while before the dreadful robbery. It is believed that this ring was stolen from the scene.


Did she ever imagine that showcasing her wealth online would ever land her in such a devastating situation?

Could that Instagram post have spurred the armed burglars to target Kim, instead of another unlucky victim?

In this digital age, where social media is used as an outlet to share what you had for lunch, your baby's first words and what you got for Christmas, it's important not to over share.

How to prevent burglary in my home

Criminals researching potential victims via online resources can learn a lot about likely candidates for robbery. If you freely showcase your wealth and valuables online, you make their job easier because they don't need to waste time peering through your windows. Your Instagram or Facebook page has already told them what's waiting for them in your home.

And then all they have to do is sit back and wait until you tell all your friends online that you're going away on holiday or you start posting holiday snaps. That's when they know your home is empty and they can make a move... It's a bit like burglars waiting for famous footballers to play in European ties abroad before making their move.

It really is as easy as that. But remember that not all burglars are watching you online. There are some that like to go about it the old fashioned way, like snooping around in your garden or driveway at night and seeing what easy pickings you have.

That's why it's still important to take the simple, yet often underestimated, safety advice such as locking windows, cars and doors at night.

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Together we can beat the burglars. All you need to do is ensure that your home is properly safeguarded. Kim Kardashian wasn't so lucky - she and her family learned the hard way.

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