Thieves have once again targeted a property on ‘Billionaires’ Row’ in Kensington this time stealing £50 million pounds worth of jewellery from Formula 1 heiress, Tamara Ecclestone

The burglary took place just hours after Ecclestone and her husband and their daughter had left the UK for Switzerland for their Christmas holidays. Even with 24-hour security and sophisticated CCTV surveillance in place, three men apparently managed to raid the property and make off with the priceless jewellery which was apparently stored in safes in the couple’s bedroom.

“This latest attack once again underlines the sheer audacity and determination of thieves to access residential properties and steal other people’s belongings despite certain security measures,” comments Paul Weldon, managing director of The Panic Room Company. “We sincerely empathise with Ms Ecclestone and her family who were clearly shaken and upset by the theft.”

States Paul: “Irrespective of where we live or what possessions we own, we all deserve to feel safe and secure in our own homes. In this particular instance, I question whether a panic or safe room in the property may have helped to ‘slow down’ the intruders and delay their attempts to find the jewellery.

“If each of the safes had been located inside a safe room, it could have taken the thieves longer to search for the assets and security teams may have been able to detain them within the property.”

Concludes Paul: “Over the years we have worked with a number of clients who have specifically wanted to protect high value items, and themselves and their family, whilst at home or away. As such, we have designed and installed several bespoke safe rooms within properties that have provided a highly secure place to store valuables and offer a safe haven in the event of a home invasion.”

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