Who’s the Algerian ‘concierge’ who attempted to protect Kim Kardashian?
The Algerian father of one, Abdulrahman, said he pleaded with the thieves not to harm Kim
Last month when $11 million worth of jewelry was robbed from Kim Kardashian West, there was one man who was at the center of the heist who was soon forgotten.
The hotel security guard who was also held at gun point along with the US realty TV star, told MailOnline of his traumatic experience.
The Algerian father of one, who asked to be identified only by his first name – Abdulrahman – because of fears for his safety, said that he pleaded with the thieves not to harm Kardashian.
Abdulrahman, a PhD student, who works part-time as a security guard to fund his studies, said that he was forced to lead the intruders to the celebrity’s room at gunpoint.
The terrified concierge described how he was marched to her door to open it with a spare key from the front desk, and watched in horror as Kim said she only had a small amount in cash to give them.
“I told him, I ask you, don’t hurt her. I repeated it. He told me, ‘don’t worry, we are here for money’. I repeated another time, please don’t hurt her. He told me: ‘Keep calm and all will be OK. Don’t move or make a sound’.”
Shortly after the robbery, Kim left the country on a private plane while Abdulrahman went to the police station to continue helping with the investigation.
He said that police could not remove the handcuffs that the thieves placed him in and ended up being cuffed for several hours.
“The police were not very professional. They did not look after me afterwards; they didn’t offer me any counselling or anything. Psychologically, I have to repair myself,” he said.
*A version of this article written in Arabic by Kamal Kobessei appeares on AlArabiya.net.
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