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Fortnight-long luxury home spree netted burglars £26m, court hears

Fortnight-long luxury home spree netted burglars £26m, court hears

Entertainment
A spate of burglaries - which targeted luxury homes of the rich and famous - netted the alleged thieves over £26m, a court has heard.Watches, jewellery and cash were stolen in raids across west London in December last year, with homeowners including Tamara Ecclestone and Frank and Christine Lampard. The £25m raid at the Formula 1 heiress's west London home on 13 December last year is thought to be one of the largest domestic burglaries in UK history.The daughter of Bernie Ecclestone had just left for her Christmas holidays, along with her five-year-old daughter Sophia and husband Jay Rutland, when the incident occurred. Image: The Formula 1 heiress was away with her daughter and husband for Christmas Her father said she was left "ang...
Math models could help police thwart city burglars

Math models could help police thwart city burglars

Science
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Mathematicians in Spain have developed a new model they think more accurately predicts burglary patterns in urban environs. Previous models, mostly focused on burglaries in suburban environs, have emphasized location and spatial patterns. The linear model developed by researchers Joan Saldaña, Maria Aguareles, Albert Avinyó, Marta Pellicer and Jordi Ripoll places a greater emphasis on timing. The group of mathematicians and their new model was inspired by age-dependent population models. "Our model puts the emphasis on when -- rather than where -- the burglaries will take place and on the type of victimized houses, represented by their age," Avinyó said in a news release. The researchers defined age -- of both burglar and home -- as the amount of time...