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Kim's robbers 'saw jewels on social media'

AAP logoAAP 4/10/2016 Angela Charlton and Samuel Petrequin

Kim Kardashian is said to be badly shaken but unharmed after armed robbers forced their way into her private Paris residence, tied her up and made off with more than $US10 million ($A13 million) worth of jewellery.

The reality TV star, who was attending fashion week shows, has left the French capital and is back at her apartment in Manhattan, where there is a heavy security presence.

Paris police are hunting for five suspected assailants after the robbery, which has raised new concerns about security in the French capital.

Johanna Primevert, chief spokeswoman for the Paris police department, suggested possible imprudence from Kardashian in showing her valuable jewels on social media and a possible lack of security in that private residence.

"Clearly when you have a star like Kim Kardashian who has, I think, more than 48 million followers on Twitter ... I think this could have happened abroad just as easily as in Paris.

"It was really the celebrity who was targeted, with possessions that had been seen and noticed via social media, and it was these goods that the attackers targeted,'' Primevert said.

The thieves entered the 19th-century luxury residence in Paris' chic eighth district after the concierge let them in around 2.30 am local time, according to police officials. Handcuffed and at gunpoint, the concierge led them to the star's flat.

The officials said the gang stole a jewellery box containing valuables worth $US6.7 million as well as a ring worth $US4.5 million

Her two children, 3-year-old daughter North and 10-month-old son Saint, were not with Kardashian when the robbery happened. It's unclear if they accompanied her on the trip to France.

Kardashian's husband, Kanye West, abruptly ended his performance at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York on Sunday night.

"I'm sorry, family emergency, I have to stop the show,'' West told the audience.

In recent days Kardashian has posted pictures of her attending fashion week shows and also flashed a big ring on Twitter and Instagram.

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