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French police are investigating a suspicious black car that was seen in the early hours of Monday morning circling the No Address Hotel, where Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint by five masked men dressed as police officers after being tailed by shady men for several days.
The vehicle was caught on surveillance video from the Carel shop — located directly across from the hotel at 4 Rue Tronchet. A spokesperson from the business confirmed to PEOPLE that they turned the CCTV footage over to authorities on Monday.
“The police were there at 10 a.m. Monday morning, waiting for the employees to come open the shop,” the employee at the firm’s headquarters said. “They were canvassing the street and went directly in a backroom and viewed the tapes. We gave them over.”
The Carel staffer also confirmed to PEOPLE that images of the footage obtained by British tabloids are accurate. They show the vehicle driving slowly past the hotel at 2:34 a.m., 2:45 a.m. and again at 2:54 a.m..
Kardashian reportedly made a distress call for help from the balcony of her hotel and on the phone to her bodyguard Pascal Duvier at 2:56 a.m. The robbers stole two cellphones and approximately $10 million worth of jewelry, including a $4 million ring.
The 35-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star had finished FaceTiming with brother Rob Kardashian and his fiancée, Blac Chyna, to congratulate them on their baby shower around about 2:30 a.m. local time – minutes before armed robbers broke into her hotel room.
At the time, Kourtney Kardashian, 37, was partying at Paris nightclub L’Arc with sister Kendall Jenner, 20 — accompanied by Duvier. They were photographed at they left The Peninsula Paris with Hailey Baldwin and Kim’s assistant and BFF Stephanie Sheppard, among others.
A source previously told PEOPLE it was perfectly routine that Duvier was with her sisters at the time.
“It wouldn’t be that strange for Pascal to be dispatched to be with Kourtney or the other family members once Kim was ‘safely’ in her residence,” a source close to the family said. “And he regularly provides security for the whole family – not just Kim.”
It normally takes years for a case to reach the Supreme Court, but this week’s armed robbery of Kim Kardashian is now on the record at the highest court in the land.