Mother, son charged with ‘multimillion-dollar’ burglary at home of F1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone

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Mother, son charged with ‘multimillion-dollar’ burglary at home of heiress Tamara Ecclestone

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A woman and her son were charged Saturday by London police in a burglary at the London home of Formula 1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone, authorities said.

According to a news release from London's Metropolitan Police, Maria Mester, 47, of Milan, Italy, and Emil-Bogdan Savastru, 29, of London, were charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, CNN reported.

Jewelry believed to be valued at more than $66 million was taken from the heiress' home next to London's Hyde Park in December, the BBC reported.

A spokesman for Ecclestone -- a model, socialite, and daughter of former Formula 1 Chief Executive Berne Ecclestone -- said the theft in the 55-room house occurred Dec. 13, CNN reported. Tamara Ecclestone and her husband, Jay Rutland, had just left the country, the BBC reported.

Thieves reportedly entered the home through a garden before breaking into safes hidden in the bedroom of the home, police said.

Mester and Savastru appeared in court Saturday, police said. Authorities said two other men who were arrested have been released.

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