Kim Kardashian West: Hotel 'concierge' tells how he pleaded with robbers not to hurt the star
The hotel security guard who was forced to open Kim Kardashian West's hotel room for a team of armed robbers, says he comforted the star after the attack.
According to The Daily Mail, a security guard named Abdulrahman - who did not share his full name for fear of reprisals - was the one who gave the robbers access to Kardashian West's room after they forced him to use a spare key to open the door.
Inside, Abdulrahman says he begged the men not to hurt the reality star before they cuffed him. But things became heated when the men began screaming orders at Kardashian West, who pleaded that she did not have much cash to give them.
"I told him, 'I ask you, don't hurt her'," he told The Daily Mail. "I repeated it. He told me, 'don't worry, we are here for money'. I repeated another time, 'please don't hurt her'. He told me: 'Keep calm and all will be OK. Don't move or make a sound'."
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Kardashian West was frightened and one of the gang apparently told her to shut up.
"I put my hand on her shoulder and told her to be calm," says Abdulrahman. "I said, you have to be silent, you know. She sat down on the bed. She asked me, 'are we going to die?' I said, 'I don't know, how can I know?'
"She said, 'I have family and babies'. I told her, 'me too, I have one son'. And she began to scream again. That's why he put the tape on her mouth. A long piece of tape, all the way round her head."
At one point Abdulrahman says, Kardashian West was screaming. The robbers could not understand her and it was frustrating them, so he stood up and put himself in the middle.
"Then I played the interpreter of the scene."
When the robbers finally left, he says Kardashian West hugged him and he comforted her until the police arrived.
More than NZ$14 million in jewellery was stolen from the hotel room, including Kardashian West's engagement ring.
The reality star and her family have been laying low since the attack.
Abdulrahman has now returned to his home country of Algeria.