Social media site Tamara Ecclestone has launched a reward of up to £6 million for information that could lead to the recovery of some of her “most precious” belongings that were stolen in the biggest theft from… so far in the UK.
The daughter of former Formula One driver Bernie Ecclestone says she is “going in the style of Mel Gibson from the movie Ransom” in an attempt to get some of her items back, having “waited long enough” to do so in the usual way.
The 38-year-old was on vacation in Lapland with her husband, art gallery owner Jay Rutland, daughter and their dog when their Palace Green home was raided on December 13, 2019.
During a trial last year, Isleworth Crown Court heard how Ms Ecclestone was “scared” and “security-obsessed” after her Kensington mansion was ransacked for cash, jewelry and gems worth 25 million pounds.
Police say the gang responsible is believed to have committed similar crimes against well-known victims across Europe and has been planning to carry out deeper raids on the wealthy and famous in the UK.
While the three men were jailed in November 2021, Ms Ecclestone said no stolen property from her family other than a single pair of earrings had been found since the theft.
On Sunday, she said the episode “still hurts my family and me to this day”.
Posting to her Instagram story, she wrote: “Thinking of those disgusting people, rummaging through every room of my house, breaking into my house, touching my stuff and stealing some precious things. for me, which means I will never be able to. resting my head in that house with the same sense of security that I once had.”
I will happily offer a 25% reward of anything the police can recover from information provided by a source.Tamara Ecclestone
She said her daughter “still asks if the thieves come back and refuses to sleep alone”.
Ms Ecclestone said she would “happily” offer a 25 per cent reward of anything police recover from the information.
She wrote: “Although I have accepted that I will probably never see my stolen belongings again, I will happily offer a 25% reward of anything the police have. recoverable from information provided by a source.
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“If you are the source, you will get the reward. It’s that simple.”
She said the reward could be up to £6m “to anyone who can help me get what’s mine back”.
She said she was also offering a £250,000 reward to anyone who could “deliver Daniel Vukovic to the police in London”.
She added: “This man thinks he can go into the sunset with all the spoils of robbing my family and me. Not so fast…”
Vukovic, believed to be a Serbian national, was brought to court as the fourth suspected member of the gang.
Police said he used a series of aliases including Alfredo Lindley, Ljubomir Radosavljevic and Ljubomir Romanov.
The court heard that he had fled to the Serbian capital Belgrade, where he is still believed, after a failed extradition bid.
The Metropolitan Police said their investigations are continuing and detectives from their professional crime division are looking for the man.
Italian citizens Jugoslav Jovanovic, Alessandro Maltese and Alessandro Donati, found behind three raids in west London in December 2019, were all sentenced to prison last year.
The trio were extradited from Italy and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal between November 29 and December 18, 2019.
Jovanovic also admitted conspiracy to launder money and one count of attempting to convert criminal property.
He was jailed for 11 years, while Maltese and Donati were each sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison.
Victims of other attacks include former Chelsea FC midfielder Frank Lampard and TV presenter’s wife Christine, and the late Leicester City FC owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Ms Ecclestone’s offer of the reward follows a BBC documentary that aired in recent days titled Who Stolen Tamara Ecclestone’s Diamonds?.
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