The police chief investigating the £8.5million Kim Kardashian heist had never heard of the world famous celebrity – and only found out who she was after searching her name on the internet.
Paris police chief Christian Sainte received a phone call at 3am – just after the raid at her room in the luxury hotel in the French capital.
Miss Kardashian, who is married to famous rapper Kanye West, was bound and gagged before robbers stole her expensive jewellery.
In the build up to the raid, the reality star uploaded a number of photographs of her wearing the items while she was in France for Paris Fashion Week.
In one of the photographs, posted on her social media account, she was wearing a diamond ring which was worth a staggering £3.3million.
The thieves then discovered she was staying at the Hôtel de Pourtalès and carried out the high-profile raid three weeks ago.
Mr Sainte told Vanity Fair that the night officer in Paris informed him that a woman called Kim Kardashian had been the victim of an armed robbery in the city.
He told the magazine: ‘I asked my number two “Who is this victim?”‘
The night manager was also unaware of who she was and after the phone call, Mr Sainte searched her name and ‘quickly understood who she was’.
He added: ‘And now I know almost everything about her. The personality of the victim, Kim Kardashian, is not like anyone else. She has a lot of likes on Facebook.’
Mr Sainte added that Kardashian is ‘giving information on social media all the time’ about where she is but added he is confident of catching the robbers.
It comes after the ‘concierge’ at the centre of the heist broke his silence to claim that the prestigious hotel was to blame for the shocking robbery because its bosses ‘didn’t care’ about security.
The traumatised father-of-one, 39, named only as Abdulrahman because of fears for his safety, told MailOnline he had warned Hôtel de Pourtalès that guests were vulnerable years before the attack.
He even claimed that security was so lax at the luxury hotel that ‘someone might die’.
In a world exclusive interview, he told MailOnline of a series of shocking security lapses, saying: ‘There was no real security at all. It’s a choice.
‘The hotel doesn’t mind about security. We told them years and years before, you have to make a camera, you have to put [in place] a security process, about keys.
‘Nothing was locked, there was no proper security there.’
The 39-year-old security guard, who is working towards a doctorate at the Sorbonne university in Paris, was the only guard on duty when reality star Kim robbed at about 2.30am on October 3.
The Hôtel de Pourtalès, so exclusive it is known as No Address France, is located in Paris’ 8th district, round the corner from the British embassy.
It has been listed as a historic building since the early 2000s. It contains 11 luxury apartments, which are rented out for between £750 and £15,000 a night.