CAPTION: 31 jewel thieves
An international gang stole £26million in “fabulous jewellery and cold, hard cash” from the homes of F1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, a court heard.
Four people, branded the raiders’ “supporting cast”, are on trial, including a Romanian call-girl who allegedly posted a picture of herself with a stolen necklace.
Isleworth crown court, in West London, heard the alleged burglars, who can’t be named for legal reasons, struck three times last December.
At Ms Ecclestone’s mansion near Kensington Palace they took goods worth £25million.
Tamara is reported to have been left shaken by the robbery
An international gang stole £26million in “fabulous jewellery and cold, hard cash” from the homes of F1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard
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They also stole valuables worth £60,000 from Lampard’s Chelsea home and scooped a £1million haul from late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
London-based Alexandru Stan, 49, Sorin Marcovici, 53, Bogdan Savastru, 30 and his mother Maria Mester, 47, deny conspiracy.
Tamara Ecclestone – the daughter of former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone
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Timothy Cray, prosecuting, said: “Every star needs a supporting cast and… this is how these defendants stand.”
He added that nearly all the haul, “mainly in fabulous jewellery and cold, hard cash”, had vanished.
The trial continues.