Daughter of a British billionaire is offering a reward of Rs 5.75 crore for the return of stolen jewellery worth Rs 247 crore
Bernie Ecclestone’s daughter Tamara Ecclestone is the current president of Formula One.
Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of former Formula One CEO and British billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, is offering a reward of up to $7.2 million (roughly 5.75 crore) for information that results in the return of the jewellery, which was stolen from her London home in one of the largest thefts in British history in 2019. The jewellery is valued at over $31 million (roughly 247 crore). The heist was the subject of the BBC Three programme Who Stole Tamara Ecclestone’s Diamonds?
In December 2019, Tamara Ecclestone, her husband Jay Rutland, and their child Sophia travelled to Finland for the Christmas. The family’s home in Kensington Palace Gardens was broken into that same evening by robbers, who destroyed “every single room” and stole valuables like jewellery and watches.
In an Instagram post, Tamara Ecclestone stated that she would be willing to pay a reward equal to 25% of the price of any jewellery that was discovered as a result of the tip. With the stolen products having a combined value of over $31 million, the total reward for recovering all of the stolen jewellery might amount to $7.2 million.
In November 2021, three gang members were given prison terms for the break-ins. The fourth gang member, a Serbian national named Daniel Vukovic in court, is believed to have fled to Belgrade since Serbian officials won’t allow him to be extradited to London to face accusations.
“The thought of those disgusting people, rummaging through every room in my house, invading my home, touching my belongings and stealing some of the things most precious to me, means I will never be able to lay my head to rest in that house again with the same sense of security that I once had,” Tamara wrote.
Ecclestone stated that none of her family’s stolen belongings had been discovered and that it was probable she would never see them again, with the exception of one pair of 6,000-pound earrings taken from an escort who was captured in January 2020 at Stansted airport. She insisted that the family heirlooms and jewellery she had gathered over a lifetime were “far more precious” to her than their actual market value.