Kim Kardashian was followed by two men posing as a police officer and a photographer days before her terrifying armed robbery ordeal, it has been claimed.
Sources close to the French police investigation reportedly told Mail Online two men followed the star undetected in the days before she was bound and gagged in her Paris apartment.
It’s been claimed the men could have been trying to gain ‘close surveillance’ information for Sunday night’s raid.
The men - who spoke with French accents - are now said to be suspects.
Kim Kardashian in Paris
“We know there was one man who pretended to be a photographer who followed the American celebrity on a motorbike to find out her whereabouts,” the source reportedly said.
“Another man pretended to be a plain-clothed detective to try to get a seat next to her at the exclusive Ferdi restaurant on Thursday night.
“But both men were fakes. The photographer tried to listen in to the conversations by other snappers but he was challenged by the genuine ones. And the so-called policeman fled when staff at Ferdi asked to see his credentials.”
Kim kept her head down as she returned home last night
It comes as fresh details surrounding Kim’s ordeal came to light, including how the reality star broke free from her bindings and screamed for help from her hotel balcony.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star , who was alone in her Paris apartment on Sunday night when masked robbers burst in, reportedly alerted pal Simone Harouche, who locked herself in her bathroom and called her bodyguard.
According PEOPLE, she managed to free herself by “wriggling her hands” out of the restraints after the five men dragged her out of bed in a robe, bound her wrists and ankles with zip ties and placed her in the bath.
Kim Kardashian and bodyguard Pascal Duvier
“[Kim] was tied up, and gagged with duct tape wrapped around her head. They put plastic ties around her wrists but she managed to squeeze her hands out of the wrist ties by wriggling her hands,” a source said.
“She was hysterical but not screaming as she knew she had to keep quiet to survive.
“The reports of her fear of being raped are real. She really did think she was going to be raped. She had a gun to her head the whole time.”
The 35-year-old reality star, who was staying at The No Address Hotel, was terrified as they men raided the luxury property, snatching two mobile phones and $10million worth of jewellery.
Policemen stand guard outside the No Fixed Address Hotel in Paris
Stylist Simone was allegedly downstairs at the time and phoned her bodyguard Pascal Duvier , who has been slammed by fans for being out with her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner instead of guarding Kim.
Her rapper husband Kanye West , who was told mid-concert and rushed to be with the star, is said to be “furious” she was man-handled and made to beg for her life.
A Kardashian family source added that she is “still upset”, but being back with the two children, Saint, nine months, and three-year-old North, in New York has made her feel a slightly better.
Meanwhile, French authorities reportedly suspect the raid on Kim’s Paris apartment at the No Address Hotel could have been an inside job.
Kourtney Kardashian was out while Kim was alone
According to Page Six, a source claims investigators believe the raiders may have known the whereabouts of the reality star from an employee at the hotel or someone in her team.
“French police suspect that the five alleged robbers had some contact with her security and were tipped off about her procedures,” they claimed.
“They knew there was no security [with her inside her apartment that night]. All they had to do was go in, make contact with someone inside the hotel.”