As Kim Kardashian's alleged gunpoint robbery becomes the biggest story in the news cycle, experts question how such a major heist was possible.
The reality TV star was staying in a luxury apartment in Paris within a private mansion, according to CNN. Her sisters, Kourtney and Kendall Kardashian, were at a nightclub with Kim's bodyguard, while her mother, Kris Jenner, stayed in a nearby hotel. This left the lone Kim vulnerable for attack.
Two men dressed as police officers allegedly made their way into the apartment by threatening the concierge. They then reportedly bound and gagged Kim, forcing her into the bathtub before taking off with approximately $10 million in jewelry.
However, the reported story has been raising eyebrows and causing security experts to question the validity of the Kardashians' claims.
Many seem to question why security was so loose. Not only was Kim left completely alone in the apartment, but there was also no video surveillance equipment inside or outside of the building.
Matt Fiddes, Michael Jackson's former bodyguard, calls the situation "fishy," according to the Daily Mail, saying that Kim "should have absolutely not have been left alone without security."
Fiddes went on to explain that Kim's bodyguard Pascal Duvier should have been with his client, and not her sister. Duvier seems to have taken additional risks by regularly posting pictures with his high-profile clients to his social media account, which could indicate how to find the celebrities.
"When I worked for Michael, we weren't even allowed to tell our wives or girlfriends where in the world we were," Fiddes said.
Private investigator Patricia E. D’Orsa-Dijamco found the incident equally troubling, saying it's ridiculous that such a luxury mansion would not invest in security cameras, according to Fox News.
"It is especially odd that a hotel where celebrities stay and supposedly is so secret you can only book a room if you have a login on their website, but you cannot readily locate the hotel's website or telephone number, does not have security cameras," she said. "Security cameras, as well as online remote monitoring, are very inexpensive."
Former undercover DEA agent Michael Levine even went as far as to say that the whole robbery was a publicity stunt.
"[The lack of video surveillance] fits in with a publicity stunt, people setting up a whole scammed robbery, and/or someone on the inside knowing the weakness and exploiting it into for the robbery and/or scam,” he told Fox.
The Kardashians have yet to comment on the incident, and a spokesperson for the family only says that Kim is "badly shaken but physically unharmed," according to CNN.