Petra Ecclestone’s ex-husband James Stunt robbed of £90m of cash, gold and gems in Britain’s biggest burglary
He told police that £90million worth of cash, gold and precious stones were stolen from the safe in his home in Belgravia, central London.
The billionaire bullion dealer, 35, said that he woke up to find the thieves had struck at his Georgian home.
He had moved into the lavish property in December following his split from Formula One heiress Petra and he had not installed CCTV there yet.
And following this record-breaking haul from his home, James may set another record soon as his legal divorce battle with Petra may break records for the most expensive split ever.
Scotland Yard confirmed that its Flying Squad is searching for the thieves.
A source told The Sun on Sunday : “James had only been in the house a short while and did not have time to get CCTV installed.
“Police were apparently surprised there were no cameras anywhere inside the house.
“He is devastated by the loss. It’s a lot of money even for him — though luckily he’s insured.”
James reported the robbery on December 14 and police have been hunting for the burglars ever since.
The 2015 raid on Hatton Garden was previously the biggest burglary in Britain, when thieves stole an estimated £25million worth of goods from safe deposit boxes.
Petra forced James to leave their £68million home in Chelsea last year and they have been fighting over their joint fortune since, which is said to be £5.5billion.
The couple have three children between them – Lavinia, James Jr and Andrew.
Petra and James were granted a divorce in October 2017 in just five minutes – one for each of the billions of pounds they’ve had to split.
The couple presented documents for their decree nisi in front of Judge Robin Towson QC in a Central London Family Court – although neither of them were there in person to witness the final moments of their marriage.
In a statement issued after their divorce, James said: “I am devastated that my marriage has broken down. I love Petra and our children.”
“I hope the Press respect our privacy now as we carry out our most important responsibility of being mother and father to our wonderful children.”