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Anna Richardson Believes She Was Targeted By Same Gang That Robbed Kim Kardashian

There are fears the Pink Panther gang could be responsible.

05/10/2016 08:50 | Updated 05 October 2016

TV presenter Anna Richardson has revealed she thinks she was targeted by the same gang who robbed Kim Kardashian

The US reality star was held at gunpoint at her Paris hotel earlier this week, as masked thieves dressed as policemen stole millions of pounds worth of jewellery and personal belongings. 

While it is not currently known who was behind the attack, there are fears the Pink Panther gang could be responsible - the same group Anna believes she fell victim to in Cannes in 2002. 

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Anna Richardson

Recalling the time she awoke to find intruders in her hotel room, having been in the South of France filming a TV series, she told The Mirror: “I heard this really weird noise at about 4am. There were two guys at the end of my bed, going through all my bags. I completely freaked out.”

After an ensuing “tussle”, the raiders managed to escape through a window, as Anna ran naked down a hotel corridor to call the police. 

“Whoever it was knew there were big names staying in Cannes,” she said. 

The star, who is in a relationship with ‘Great British Bake Off’ host Sue Perkins, also warned Kim about the side effects of such a terrifying experience, after she suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as well as anxiety attacks that almost left her too scared to leave the house. 

“I went from being asleep to abject terror,” she continued.

“You cannot underestimate the psychological trauma of it. It would not surprise me if she suffers from PTSD.”

Kim left the French capital on a private jet just hours after the incident in the early hours of Monday (3 October) morning, which left the reality star unharmed but “badly shaken”.

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Kim Kardashian arrived back in New York on Monday
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Kim's luxury apartment Hotel de Pourtales where she was robbed at gunpoint by masked men

At least two men dressed as police entered Kim’s apartment at 3am after threatening the night guard with a handgun.

Once inside, the 33-year-old star had a handgun pressed against her temple before being tied up, gagged and put into a bath tub.

The suspects made off with a box containing jewels worth $6m and a ring worth $4m, a Paris police source said.

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