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80-year old Formula 1 honcho and billionaire, Bernie Eccleston, was mugged by a gang outside his Formula One Holdings office in London, the Daily Mail reports.The gang punched and kicked Ecclestone as they robbed him of almost $315,000 in jewelry at around 10.30 p.m.
His girlfriend Fabiana Flosi, a 31-year-old lawyer, sports marketing agent and model from Brazil, reportedly watched on in horror as the four men beat Ecclestone to the ground and then fled.
From the Daily Mail:
Four robbers had been lying in wait as Ecclestone and his 31-year-old Brazilian girlfriend arrived at the central London building where he has a eighth-floor penthouse overlooking Hyde Park.
She and Ecclestone were both ordered to remove jewellery, including a watch and diamond rings. It is thought the gang may have been behind a string of targeted attacks on the rich and famous.
No-one has been arrested yet.
Also, this is not Ecclestone’s first mugging experience; in 2006 he was robbed as he parked a brand new Mercedes Benz CLS55 AMG outside his $15 million Chelsea mansion. “The car, said to be the first in Britain, had two of its wheels stolen in the robbery,” the Daily Mail reported.