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Kim Kardashian West arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Kim Kardashian's robbers may have posed as paparazzi before the attack


(UPDATE Oct. 4 at 5:44 p.m. EST) 

Police in France say the robbers who attacked Kim Kardashian in her Paris hotel room likely posed as paparazzi before committing the crime. 

Sources told People magazine that authorities believe she may have been under surveillance in the days prior to the attack.  

A security expert added that her super-public lifestyle may have made it easier for the criminals to track her without being noticed. 

Kim Kardashian was held up at gunpoint in Paris while visiting for Paris Fashion Week, according to her spokesperson.

According to the spokesperson, and as first reported by <b>CNN</b>, Kardashian was held up at gunpoint by a pair of masked men posing as police officers. The robbers tied up Kardashian and locked her in the bathroom of a private Paris residence before walking away with more than $10 million worth of jewelry and other valuables, police said.

Previously, Kardashian was attacked outside a Paris fashion week show in 2014.

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French police officers stand outside the residence of Kim Kardashian West in Paris Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. Kim Kardashian West was unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint of more than $10 million worth of jewelry inside a private Paris residence Sunday night, police officials said. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Here's the scene of Kardashian's Paris residence as police continued to investigate.

The spokesperson told CNN the reality star was "badly shaken but physically unharmed" after the men, who were also posed as police officers, held her up inside her hotel room.

Kardashian's husband, Kanye West, abruptly stopped his performance at the Meadows Festival in New York City when he heard what happened to his wife, telling the crowd it was a 'family emergency.'

Several videos were posted on Twitter of West stopping his performance mid-song.

Here's the moment Kanye told fans he was leaving the concert.

Some Twitter users made fun of Kardashian, <b>remembering another high-profile "robbery."</b>

But supporters quickly jumped to her defense.

Some found the amount of press coverage hypocritical.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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