The hotel concierge, who was on duty while Kim was robbed, has come forward to tell his version of events. The concierge—who prefers to only be known by his first name, Abdulrahman, for security reasons—says he was handcuffed and held at gunpoint along with Kim, and that the thieves weren't after jewelry, but cash.
"When [Kim] saw police, because they were dressed like police, she didn't understand for a few seconds," Abdulrahman told Entertainment Tonight during his first on-screen interview.
As he tells it, the language barrier between Kim and the robbers greatly complicated matters, with Kim initially thinking that it was her phones they wanted.
"[The robber] said, 'I don't need phones' in French, [but] he doesn't understand English, and also she didn't understand French, and the guy was asking for money, money, money," he explained. "She believed that they were there for her ring. She showed her hand ... There is no ring, and the guy is like, 'Where is the ring?' At the moment she gave him her ring - it was on a table close to the floor - she gave her ring to the guy and he put it in his pocket."
It was Abdulrahman who had to explain that Kim didn't have a lot of cash on her, at which point the robbers asked for more jewels and Kim gave them her jewelry box.
"They weren't there for jewels at first, they were there for money," Abdulrahman continued. "He put the jewels in his [backpack] and he left the bag open, that is why he lost some jewels and the gold in the hotel."
The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made. Meanwhile, Kim has been keeping a low profile since her swift return to the US. [Photo: Getty Images]