Reports differ as to how Harouche was alerted to the fact her friend was in danger – some say Kim screamed for help, while others report she simply “heard noises” before hiding in the bathroom.
As the five armed robbers bound the reality star's wrists and locking her in a bathroom, Simone texted Kim's longtime bodyguard Pascal Duvier and her sister Kourtney Kardashian.
Outside Kim Kardashian West's Paris apartment. Source: Getty.
"She couldn't dial 911 from her phone," a source told E! News.
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Mr Duvier - who has become the subject of scrutiny after he left Kim alone for the night - was escorting Kourtney and Kendall Jenner on a night out to L'Arc nightclub two miles away.
Once the men had left the apartment, Kim ran to Simone with "duct tape on her legs" and told Simone to "jump off the balcony to get free".
Kim's lavish 15-carat diamond engagement ring, two smartphones and €1000 in cash were stolen during the traumatic event.
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Like Kim, Simone has since arrived back at her Los Angeles home where she lives with her husband and daughter.
Reports have also emerged that two of the five criminals were following Kardashian West closely for days prior to the heist.
"Kim Kardashian was tailed for at least three days before the robbery," a source purported to be close to French police told The Daily Mail.
"We know there was one man who pretended to be a photographer who followed the American celebrity on a motorbike to find out her whereabouts. Another man pretended to be a plain-clothed detective to try to get a seat next to her at the exclusive Ferdi restaurant on Thursday night."