The heiress’ home is thought to be one of the most secure in the country, and sits in a private road close to Kensington Palace and a number of foreign embassies.
Thieves have reportedly stolen £50m worth of jewellery from the London home of Tamara Ecclestone, just hours after she left the UK on Friday for her Christmas holidays. The gang evaded detection from the 24-hour security at Ms Ecclestone’s £70 million mansion on a street dubbed “billionaire’s row” in Kensington, West London.
Ms Ecclestone, the daughter of former-Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone, was said to have had all her jewellery stolen during the raid on her Hyde Park home which she shares with her husband, Jay Rutland, and five-year-old daughter. It is thought that thieves broke into her home via the garden, then gained access to safes that were hidden in her master bedroom.
The haul consisted of precious rings and earrings, as well as a Cartier bangle worth £80,000, which was given to the heiress as a wedding present. A spokesman for Ms Ecclestone said: “I can sadly confirm there has been a home invasion. Internal security are co-operating with police in this matter, Tamara and family are well but obviously angry and shaken by the incident”.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to a residential property in Palace Green, W8, at 11.11pm on Friday 13 December to reports of a burglary.
“Officers attended. It was reported that an amount of high value jewellery had been stolen, there have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.”