Longtime friend and stylist Simone Harouche was in a different room when Kardashian West was held at gunpoint, bound, gagged and robbed of $10 million in jewelry by armed masked men dressed as police, PEOPLE confirms.
“By the time [Kim] escaped Simone had heard noises. She was downstairs and called Pascal not knowing what was going on asking if everything was OK,” a source tells PEOPLE.
Kardashian West’s bodyguard Pascal Duvier was with Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner during the time of the robbery, but immediately rushed to their sister’s side after word of the break-in was out.
After the men left with “all her jewelry,” Kardashian “broke out of her bindings and got out,” according to E! News.
“She begged for them to let her live and [said] she has babies at home. Then they wrapped her mouth in tape and put her in the bathtub,” a source told E!. “She thought they were for sure going to kill her.”
The couple, along with Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble, were then escorted to their Manhattan apartment by a swarm of security.
A source close to the family told PEOPLE after the incident that Kardashian West was “very upset and couldn’t wait to leave Paris. She gave a statement to the police and left right after. She got robbed of her jewelry but doesn’t care. She is just happy to be alive.”
“She has never been in a more frightening situation. She still can’t believe it happened,” the source added.