Crucial video footage of the group believed to have robbed Kim Kardashian West of $14 million of jewellery has been released.
Being released almost three weeks on from the 35-year-old’s harrowing robbery, the black-and-white footage was captured on a private CCTV camera close to the star’s Paris apartment. It shows a group of hooded men wearing balaclavas arriving at and leaving the Rue Tronchet complex.
Kim Kardashian West in Paris ahead of the robbery. Source: Instagram.
Released by M6 News Channel on Thursday, the footage is too grainy to make out specific facial identifiers, but it does provide crucial clues to the actual timeline of events.
Beginning at 2.19am, the footage shows three men in reflective jackets cycling towards Kardashian West's building, and another two men walking by on foot shortly thereafter.
49 minutes then passes before any members of the group are seen again, but at 3.07am, the five men are seen walking and cycling away from the apartment hotel complex, one clutching a large, heavy looking bag in his left hand.
A man believed to be one of the robbers has been caught on CCTV footage riding away from Kardashian's apartment, clutching a large bag. Source: M6 News Channel.
It is believed that the group spent days tracing the moves of Kardashian West - who was in town for Paris Fashion Week - ahead of the eventual robbery.
While details are still sketchy, it is now believed that the masked robbers entered the building with ease, knowing the hotel's entry code, which has allegedly not been changed since 2010.