Billionaire James Stunt Says He’s The Victim Of Britain’s Biggest Burglary
There have been some pretty impressive heists completed in Britain, but James Stunt's could top the list.
Petra Ecclestone's former husband claims robbers have nicked a casual £90 million ($127m) worth of cash and valuables, which, if true, would certainly be the UK's biggest burglary.
The billionaire says thieves got into his home in Belgravia, central London, less than two weeks before Christmas. But how the hell do you get into a property that is on one of the ritziest streets in London?
According to the Sun, James kept the key to his safe in one of his two Lamborghinis, with a source close to the businessman telling the newspaper: "It seems barmy. But James was always worried a team of robbers might break into the house and take everything by force. So there was a kind of logic to it."
There's no indication as to how the thief managed to get the key from the pricey vehicle and police are still on the hunt for the assailant/s.
A Met Police spokesperson said: "Police were called at approximately 07.45hrs on Thursday 14 December 2017 by a man reporting the burglary of jewellery.
"Officers from Westminster attended the scene. The police investigation is being led by officers from the Flying Squad.
"A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested in December 2017 in connection with the investigation. He has been released under investigation. Enquiries continue."
Along with cash and jewellery, the burglar/s also pocketed rare luxury watches, according to the Daily Mail.
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That would make the incident the UK's biggest burglary, knocking the 2006 Kent Securitas depot robbery off the top spot. Men who posed as police officers kidnapped the manager of the Securitas depot in Tonbridge, before a second gang grabbed his wife and young son.
In less than 24 hours, they tied up more than a dozen staff at the depot and took off with £52m ($73m) in cash.
That's a fair bit more than the now-third-biggest heist in Britain, where two blokes armed with handguns grabbed jewels from Graff's New Bond Street store in 2009, worth £40m ($56m).
That store was also targeted in 2003, when a Serbian gang took nearly 50 pieces of jewellery including a £500,000 ($707,837) blue diamond ring, totalling a whopping £23m ($32m).
The Sun claims James Stunt isn't insured, meaning that vast fortune of cash, watches and jewellery could be gone if police are unable to track down the culprit/s.
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