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Petra Ecclestone targeted in $750,000 jewel theft

Aug 07, 2013 | 6:05am EDT

Wealthy British socialite Petra Ecclestone has fallen victim to a jewel thief who allegedly posed as a prospective buyer and raided her London home during a property viewing. Almost $750,000 (£500,000) worth of precious jewellery was taken from Ecclestone's mansion, which has been put on the market for around $48 million (£32 million). Ecclestone was not at home at the time of the viewing last month (Jun13) and was later shocked to discover a valuable pair of diamond earrings and a diamond Rolex watch had gone missing. A source tells, "Petra was out with her sister Tamara a few weeks ago when the viewing took place. As soon as this man left, it was discovered that the jewellery, which was on a bedroom nightstand, was missing." A spokeswoman for Ecclestone adds, "The theft occurred at the London house during a property viewing. The family were not home at the time. No further comment will be made."

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