The concierge / security guard also revealed that he had warned the No Address hotel of security failures six years ago, but that no action was taken.
The armed robbery at Kim Kardashian’s Paris apartment earlier this month has grabbed most of the celebrity news headlines, and now the concierge at the hotel in question has broken his silence.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, the concierge/security guard, who was forced at gunpoint by the perpetrators who were dressed as police to let them in to her suite, has recalled what happened to him that night and told his story.
Sensationally, he also claims that the management at the hotel “didn’t care” too much about security and weren’t too concerned when he and other people who worked at the hotel raised queries about security updates.
Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint at a Paris hotel, to which the perpetrators gained access while dressed as policemen
“I was behind the desk. The door was closed, but it is glass and they told me to open the door, making a motion behind the door,” he recalls. “I saw police [uniforms], the hats, also the police jackets, with reflective badges, like the police have. I told them to open it because it was open, and he asked with gestures, he made me come to open the door. So I came to open it and just when I opened it, he grabbed me and handcuffed me.
“In the first seconds, I thought they were policemen making an intervention. I told them, I'm working here, what is wrong? After that he questioned me, where is the security video? At that time, I said s***, it's a robbery.”
He also detailed how they threatened to kill him if he didn't co-operate. "At first I looked at them and one got very angry. He asked me to put my head down and never look at him again," he says. "He repeated, never, never look at me, or I will kill you. I saw that two of them had guns, then I just looked down.”
Controversially, he claims that the No Address Hotel hadn’t changed its front door security code in six years, despite several warnings from him and his colleagues to the management. “I told the hotel years ago, you need better security and they didn't mind,” he continued.
“There was no real security at all. It's a choice. The hotel doesn't mind about security. We told them years and years before, you have to make a camera, you have to put [in place] a security process, about keys,” he explained. “Nothing was locked, there was no proper security there.”
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