Model Tamara Ecclestone Robbed Of $66 Million in Jewelry
British model and the daughter of Bernie Ecclestone, the former chief executive of the Formula One Group, Tamara Ecclestone, was robbed nearly $67 million worth of jewelry from her London home on Friday.
The apparent robbery happened after the 35-year-old Ecclestone left the country with her family for the holidays. Burglars managed to get access to Ecclestone’s and her husband’s highly secured house and bedroom, which result in stealing millions worth of jewelry under 50 minutes.
“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 [husband] Jay’s dressing room,” a neighbor told the news outlet. “Neither would be easy to find.”
Tamara’s father believes that break-in was done by the insider. “I don’t have all the facts, but given all the security at the house, I’m assuming it was an inside job,” said Ecclestone, 89. “The police should be able to work it out, shouldn’t they?”
Bernie Ecclestone added: “Tamara is fine, she’s not happy but thank God no one was in the house. No one was at home apart from security. It’s all a bit funny at the moment. These things happen and you’ve got to get on with things.”
A spokesman confirmed the theft and said the 35-year-old had been left “angry and shaken” after the incident.
“I can sadly confirm there has been a home invasion. Internal security are cooperating with police in this matter,” said a spokesman for Tamara Ecclestone.
After the raid, Ecclestone posted a Bible verse on Instagram, citing Luke 8:17.
According to The Metropolitan Police Service, no one has been arrested in connection with the incident yet.