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2 Charged in Theft of $66M in Jewelry from Home of Formula 1 Heiress Tamara Ecclestone

They are a mother and son from Romania.

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Two people have been charged in the theft of about $66 million in jewelry from the London home of Formula 1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone.

The two — a mother and son from Romania — recently made their first court appearance, The Associated Press reports.

Maria Mester, 47, and Emil-Bogdan Savastru, 29, are accused of conspiracy to commit burgllary. The hearing took place at Westminster Magistrates Court.

According to media reports, the jewelry was taken Dec. 13, allegedly by burglars who broke into hidden safes in Ecclestone’s 57-room home. She had just left on vacation.

Among the items taken were “precious rings, earrings and a $105,000 Cartier bangle Ecclestone received as a wedding present,” according to the New York Post.

Most of the stolen items have yet to be recovered, according to AP.

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A spokesman for Ecclestone, who is known as a model and TV personality, has said that the heiress and her family were “well but obviously angry and shaken” by the crime.

Read more at the Associated Press

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