Tamara Ecclestone: Thieves steal £50 million of heiress’ jewellery in London mansion siege
Tamara Ecclestone, 35, has been left “angry and shaken” after burglars broke into her Kensington home and snatched £50 million worth of jewellery on Friday night, it has been reported. Sources say that the thieves snatched each of Tamara Ecclestone’s gems from her home shortly after she left for her Christmas holidays.
Tamara and family are well but obviously angry and shaken by the incident
Spokesperson for Tamara Ecclestone
The daughter of billionaire tycoon Bernie Ecclestone, was reportedly heading off on her Christmas holidays abroad with her family when her home was targeted by brazen robbers.
Tamara, husband Jay and five-year-old daughter Sophia, had only been out of the house a matter of hours before they struck.
The £70 million property is situated on one of London’s most exclusive streets dubbed ‘Billionaire’s Row’ in Kensington, West London, and is home to some of the wealthiest households in the UK.
It has 24-hour security that patrol both down the street and are individually present in each home, but it has been reported that the thieves evaded the security teams by entering the property through the back garden.
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A spokesperson for Tamara confirmed the robbery to The Sun: “I can sadly confirm that there has been a home invasion. Internal security are cooperating with police in this matter.
“Tamara and family are well but obviously angry and shaken by the incident.”
A neighbour was in disbelief as they described the robbery as shocking because the street is “one of the most secure houses in London on one of the most secure streets in London.”
The jewels were reportedly stolen from two safes in the property, one belonging to Ms Ecclestone and the other belonging to her husband.
“Whoever did this was in the house for 50 minutes in total and had time to smash open the safes that are hidden in Tamara’s dressing room and Jay’s dressing room.
“Neither would be easy to find. Every single piece of jewellery that she had in her safe has gone and some of them had such personal meaning,” a source told The Sun.
Among items stolen from the house were rings, earrings and a £80,000 Cartier bangle which was gifted to her as a wedding present.
The Sun claimed a security guard disturbed the raiders after they had been in the property for around 50 minutes at which point they fled through an open window.
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A Met spokesperson confirmed they received a report of a burglary on Friday evening.
“Police were called to a residential property in Palace Green, W8, at 23.11hrs on Friday 13 December, to reports of a burglary.
“Officers attended. It was reported that an amount of jewellery had been stolen. There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.”
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