Speaking with her sisters, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, Kim tearfully recalls how she was already dozing off and getting ready to go to sleep when she heard a pounding coming from the stairs.
The 36-year-old reality star
says she assumed the ruckus was Kourtney and Kim's personal assistant, Stephanie Sheppard, returning to the hotel room after a night of partying in Paris.
"I'm calling to them, like, 'Hello? Hello?' And there's no answer," Kim explains in a solo interview. "And then at that moment when there wasn't an answer, my heart started to get really tense. Like, you know [when] your stomach just kind of knots up and you're like, 'OK, what's going on?'"
"I knew something wasn't quite right," she added.
According to Kim, the door to her bedroom was open and, inside the suite, she saw "two guys holding another guy down, in police uniforms, right outside of my bedroom, five feet away."
Frantically, Kim tried to contact the authorities, but didn't know how to call the police in a different country. Immediately, she attempted to call her bodyguard, Pascal Duvier
, but wasn't able to in time.
"The guy came in and grabbed the phone from me, threw me on the bed, and I was like, 'This is it,'" she recalled.
As she was being held at gunpoint, Kim said she realized that the man who had been dragged into the room and handcuffed by the robbers was the hotel concierge, who went on to serve as a translator between Kim and the thieves.
"I couldn’t understand them, they couldn't understand me," she said.
"I saw two men coming who were hooded, plus the hotel receptionist who was strapped; one had a ski mask and a cap and jacket with 'Police' written on it and one had ski goggles. He snatched my Blackberry," Kim said in the report. "I was wearing a bathrobe, naked underneath. They pushed me on the bed and strapped me with plastic cables, taping my hands, mouth and legs. They carried me into the bathroom, more specifically, the bathtub."