Thieves broke into the London home for Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of the Formula 1 racing boss Bernie Ecclestone, and made off with $66 million in jewelry, according to CBS News.
The 35-year-old was out of the country for the holidays, and while she was away, her Kensington Palace Gardens estate was targeted by several burglars. TMZ reports that they broke into the home through the garden and went straight to the Formula 1 heiress' bedroom and took pretty much anything expensive they could get their hands on — earrings, bracelets, rings, a Cartier bangle and more. The stolen jewelry was worth some 50 million pounds, which is roughly $66 million in U.S. dollars.
"Tamara and family are well but obviously angry and shaken by the incident," the family said in a statement. London police are currently investigating the incident, but no arrests have been made at this time.
Her father believes that the robbery may have been an inside job, especially considering the level of security on the estate. “I don’t have all the facts but given all the security at the house, I’m assuming it was an inside job," the elder Ecclestone said, according to The Guardian.
“It’s an awful thing to happen just after she had left the house to go to Lapland. Although maybe it’s better that she wasn’t in at the time.” The street she lives on reportedly boasts 24-hour security.
On Monday, Tamara posted a biblical verse that appeared to be referencing the incident.
“For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open,” the image in the Instagram post read.