Romanian suspect ‘wore jewellery’ from £25m Tamara Ecclestone raid

A jury has been shown a photo of a Romanian sex worker wearing a gold necklace allegedly stolen in the £25million gems raid at Tamara Ecclestone’s mansion.

Maria Mester, 47, is accused of being one of the ‘support team’ for the burglars who had travelled from Italy to break into celebrities’ homes last December.

She and her barman son Emile-Bogdan Savastru, 30, were filmed on CCTV with the alleged raiders in the days before and after the Ecclestone raid at the F1 heiress’ £70million mansion near Hyde Park.

In a transcript of a police interview read at Isleworth Crown Court, Mester told officers that she had ‘f*** all’ to do with the raid. 

The court has previously heard that the Romanian was arrested at Stansted Airport wearing a pair of stolen earrings on January 31.

Jurors have also been shown a picture of Mester she uploaded to Facebook which shows her wearing a necklace allegedly stolen from Ms Ecclestone. 

Savastru was caught in possession of a Tag Heuer watch and Louis Vuitton bag, similar to one taken in the raid, and was planning to board a flight to Japan, it is claimed.

Mester and Savastru, along with security worker Sorin Marcovici, 53, and Alexandru Stan, 49, all deny involvement in the raids.

Maria Mester, 47, is accused of being one of the ‘support team’ for the burglars who had travelled from Italy to break into the celebrities’ homes last December. Pictured, Mester wearing a rainbow coloured gold necklace allegedly stolen from Tamara Ecclestone

Burglars stole jewellery from Tamara Ecclestone, pictured with husband Jay Rutland

Burglars stole jewellery from Tamara Ecclestone, pictured with husband Jay Rutland

Burglars stole jewellery from Tamara Ecclestone, pictured with husband Jay Rutland

In a police interview Mester asked if a detective was out of his mind when told her son was captured on CCTV with the alleged burglars.

In the transcript read to the court, DC Glen Peach said: ‘They shake hands, 18 to 50 million pounds worth of jewellery was stolen.

‘They then go back to TLK apartments, they then move to (15) Furness Road, Fulham.

‘Can you tell me why you are on CCTV talking to the man who goes on to burgle £50m in jewellery and then later you’re on the same plane back to Italy?’

She answered ‘no comment’.

Asked why she was wearing £66,000 earrings stolen from Ms Ecclestone’s address she said ‘I don’t have them from London’. 

The heist at Ms Ecclestone's house (above) took place on 'Billionaire's Row' in Kensington

The heist at Ms Ecclestone's house (above) took place on 'Billionaire's Row' in Kensington

The heist at Ms Ecclestone’s house (above) took place on ‘Billionaire’s Row’ in Kensington

Mester and her son Emile-Bogdan Savastru, 30, were filmed on CCTV with the alleged raiders in the days before and after the Ecclestone raid at her £70million mansion near Hyde Park

Mester and her son Emile-Bogdan Savastru, 30, were filmed on CCTV with the alleged raiders in the days before and after the Ecclestone raid at her £70million mansion near Hyde Park

Mester and her son Emile-Bogdan Savastru, 30, were filmed on CCTV with the alleged raiders in the days before and after the Ecclestone raid at her £70million mansion near Hyde Park 

‘If I had stolen £50m, would I have come back to England?’ she added.

‘Yes, to facilitate with the selling of it,’ said DC Peach.

Mester said: ‘I know what you want, I have nothing to do with it, I know you want the big people, I have nothing to do with it.’

She added: ‘I have f*** all to do with it.’

She offered no comment to questions about buying luxury goods in Harrods between December 17 and 19, including £1,099 on Louis Vuitton items and £810 on Hermes.

Mester was shown CCTV images allegedly showing her being helped by one of the alleged burglars with her Oyster card at St Mary’s Cray station, near their rented apartment base in Orpington, Kent.

‘I do travel in London with the train,’ she said.

She then tried to grab the photos from another interviewing officer. She added: ‘It doesn’t mean they’re with me. Anything is possible.’ 

DC Peach said: ‘On the 13th of December a burglary happened, since then I think my team have had one day off, we have been collating evidence.’ 

Mester denies conspiracy to commit burglary and concealing criminal property

Mester denies conspiracy to commit burglary and concealing criminal property

Mester denies conspiracy to commit burglary and concealing criminal property

She concluded the interview by complimenting DC Peach on his blue eyes and asking for another cigarette.

Three days earlier the thieves had made off with jewellery worth Euro 600,000 and Euro 400,000 in cash, from the Knightsbridge home of late Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after smashing one of his safes with hammers, the court has heard.

The burglars had made off with £60,000 worth of valuables from the Chelsea home Frank Lampard shares with television presenter Christine Lampard on December 1.

Mester is said to have been ‘inseparable’ from the alleged burglars and Marcovici assisted by driving them to Mr Srivaddhanaprabha’s property.

Mester, of no fixed address, denies three counts of conspiracy to commit burglary and concealing criminal property.

Savastru, of Bethnal Green, denies two counts of conspiracy to burgle and attempting to remove criminal property.

Marcovici, of Romford, and Stan, of Harrow, deny conspiracy to burgle.

The trial continues.

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