Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo insisted that the streets in her city are “protected” after Kim Kardashian was robbed and held at gunpoint in her hotel.
Hidalgo defended her city after five masked gunman broke into the private apartment where the 35-year-old reality television star was staying, held her at gunpoint, bound and gagged her, and stole $11 million worth of jewelry, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (RELATED: Kim Kardashian Held At Gunpoint And Robbed In Paris)
The mayor condemned the attack and tried to differentiate that the crime “occurred in a private space” and that it was not representative of the safety in the city during Paris Fashion week.
“It in no way affects the safety of Parisian public spaces … the streets are protected,” Hidalgo said in a statement. “I have every confidence in the police to quickly identify and apprehend the perpetrators. (RELATED: Kim Kardashian Shares Scandalous Photos From Her Weekend [PHOTOS])
Hidalgo’s comments come amid criticism from her former opponent, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, who said that the robbery proved “the municipality’s lack or reaction to deal with new threats.”
“My thoughts are with Kim because what happened to her is violent and traumatic,” Kosciusko-Morizet said. “I’m also concerned about the image of Paris.”