British billionaire heiress Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of Bernie Ecclestone, the former boss of Formula One, has had jewelry valued at more than $64 million stolen from her home in London.
According to news reports, the 35-year-old has been left angry and shaken over a raid at her home on a London street popularly referred to as ‘Billionaire Row’. The robbers evaded both Ecclestone’s own internal security system and the 24-hour security teams that patrol the street.
Tamara Ecclestone, Bernie Ecclestone’s second daughter, lives on Kensington Palace Gardens, one of London’s most expensive residential neighborhoods where the average price of a house is reportedly more than $40 million. Some of the residents of Kensington Palace Gardens include the French and Russian ambassadors as well as Prince William.
British tabloid The Sun newspaper reported that Ecclestone, a model and celebrity in the United Kingdom, had traveled out of the country for her Christmas holidays when the burglars entered the property via the garden and seized the jewelry from safes tucked in her bedroom.
“I can sadly confirm there has been a home invasion at the Ecclestone-Rutland family home,” a spokesman said, referring to her husband Jay Rutland.
“Internal security are co-operating with police in this matter. Tamara and family are well but obviously angry and shaken by the incident.”
A police spokeswoman would not confirm any specific details but said police had been summoned to a house in west London just after 11pm on Friday night to reports of a burglary.
“Officers attended,” the spokeswoman said. “It was reported that an amount of high value jewelry had been stolen. There have been no arrests. Inquiries continue.”
Bernie Ecclestone, one of Britain’s richest man, took Formula One from a niche racing competition to a global phenomenon over a four decade career. He finally gave up the helm in January 2017, when Liberty Media bought F1 for $4.4 billion.