Newly released security footage shows the moment robbers smashed their way into RHOBH star Dorit Kemley’s Los Angeles home before holding her at gunpoint while her children slept.
The video shows two men break a glass door open before entering the $6.4 million Encino Hills home just before 11pm on October 27 and leaving less than 20 minutes later carrying high-end handbags, jewelry, and watches wrapped in bedding.
Kemsley had only just returned from a trip to London, where she attended her nephew’s wedding alongside her husband, PK Kemsley, who was still abroad at the time of the attack
The reality star is said to have been ‘traumatized’ by the ordeal.
Horrifying: The Los Angeles Police Department has released surveillance footage capturing robbers breaking and entering into Dorit Kemsley’s home before holding her at gunpoint as her children slept
The video, which was released by the Los Angeles Police Department on Monday, begins with two men standing by Dorit’s door at 10.53pm, before smashing it open and leaving glass strewn across the floor.
The men are then seen leaving the property at 11.09pm with her stolen belongings wrapped in large bedding.
By 11.14pm, the robbers are shown fleeing the premises in a pickup truck.
Although the footage does not show what occurred inside the residence, police have confirmed that Kemsley was confronted by the suspects.
‘Both suspects threatened to kill her as she pleaded for her life and the lives of her young children,’ the LAPD said in a statement.
‘Don’t hurt my babies. Don’t kill me. I’m a mom,’ Kemsley told the intruders.
The man peers inside the broken door after he smashes the glass entry
The men are seen leaving the property with Dorit’s belongings
Security footage captures the men on the property and wearing hoodies
Traumatic: Dorit is said to have been ‘traumatized’ by the incident however her children slept through the whole ordeal
‘In fear for her safety, the victim complied with the suspects demands and directed them to valuables,’ police said.
The robbers took Kemsley’s high-end handbags, jewelry, and watches.
The two suspects exited the home with the items wrapped in bedding, met up with a third suspect, and all suspects fled in a black 4-door pickup truck.
‘The suspects are described as three male blacks, 20-30 years of age, wearing black hoodies and dark pants,’ LAPD said.
The Housewives star was at home with her two children Jagger, 7, and Phoenix, 5, at the time of the attack. DailyMail.com exclusively broke the news of the break-in just hours after it occurred.
A source close to the mom-of-two previously told us that two of the three stormed into her bedroom while she was sleeping. She woke to them standing at the end of her bed.
The intruders proceeded to ransack the house for about 20 minutes, but did not enter the bedrooms belonging to her children.
After the intruders left, Kemsley contacted police and her husband.
No one was injured during the incident and the identity of the suspects and value of stolen property remains unknown. LAPD says the Robbery-Homicide Division is investigating.
Robbers are pictured outside the children’s classroom door
The intruder is seen smashing the glass on the door
Kemsley broke her silence several days after the ordeal and revealed her children were unaware of the incident because they had slept through it.
”As you all know by now I have been through a terrifying ordeal, one that no parent or person should ever have to experience,’ she said.
‘My kids are unaware of what happened, they slept through it and I thank God for keeping my kids and myself from being physically harmed.’
On her first post since the invasion, Kemsley said she appreciated the outpouring of support she has received and added that her family needed to start the healing process.
Kemsley said: ‘I have thrown myself straight back into work as I want our family to return to normality as soon as possible. With the love and support of my husband, my incredible family, friends, fans and followers, I am confident this is the right thing to do whilst I independently work through the trauma.’
She added she is grateful to the LAPD for their care and attention.
An intruder is caught on camera carrying Kemsley’s stolen belongings that had been wrapped in bedding
The robbers are shown fleeing the premises in a pickup truck
Police released a sketch of one of the suspects on their website
Police also released this image
Kemsley told TMZ that she has since hired 24-hour security to bolster their protection.
‘Lots of precaution. We will avoid anything that could put us in this situation again. That’s for sure.’
She added that the one thing going through her head during the invasion was that she needed to keep her children safe, as she was forced to beg for her life and told the three invaders who held her at gunpoint ‘don’t hurt my babies. Don’t kill me. I’m a mom.’
‘I need to keep them safe when they sleep,’ she told the outlet.
While the mother-of-two insisted that she was okay, she said she was feeling for her children after the traumatic experience.
According to their mother, Jagger and Phoenix slept through the ordeal.
When asked if she planned on moving, Kemsley said she and husband Paul Kemsley – AKA PK – were going ‘to take it one step at a time.’
‘We still have to figure everything out. It’s very, very new,’ she added.
PK, however, seemed more determined to put his wife and children out of harm’s way by leaving their mansion in Encino Hills.
‘I would think we might [move],’ he said, but revealed he doesn’t know where to yet.
His reality TV star wife admitted she might’ve been targeted by the criminals because of her posts on social media. On Instagram, Kemsley regularly shares her lavish lifestyle and outfits with her 1.3 million followers.
DailyMail.com revealed last month that during the invasion, the intruders entered the home around by smashing through the children’s classroom door.
Two of the suspects walked into Kemsley’s bedroom while she was sleeping. She woke to them standing at the end of her bed.
They grabbed her as as she begged: ‘Don’t hurt my babies. Don’t kill me. I’m a mother.’
To which one of the men responded: ‘Kill her.’
PK, 54, told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview at LAX as he arrived back in the US the Friday after the incident that the invasion was a ‘real shock’.
At the time, he aid: ‘She’s in shock. I’m going to see her now. I haven’t seen her yet – I was so worried.’
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