The Paris hotel worker who was restrained and held at gunpoint earlier this month during the armed robbery of Kim Kardashian is speaking out again, this time revealing the assailants weren't initially there for jewelry. Abdulrahman, who told Entertainment Tonight Wednesday he'd rather be cited by just his first name for "security purposes," believes the men were "primarily" seeking cash.
"[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," Abdulrahman told ET. "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."
Abdulrahman, who was handcuffed and taken inside Kardashian's apartment during the robbery, then informed the assailants that Kardashian didn't have cash on her. "They weren't there for jewels at first," Abdulrahman said. "They were there for money. 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."
Kardashian was spotted at a recent stop on husband Kanye West's Saint Pablo tour, with ET reporting that Keeping Up With the Kardashians was shooting backstage. Kardashian, however, reportedly did not participate in the production. The investigation into the Paris armed robbery is currently still in progress.