The wife of Richard Hammond, Mindy, has said that she & # 39; pretty convinced & # 39; is that the couple was gassed before being robbed in a villa in France.
She claimed that a holiday home where she stayed last month, with 15 guests, was the target of two robbers who had stolen cash and the watch of her teenage daughter Willow.
Mindy believes that everyone in the villa in Saint Tropez has been knocked out by sedation gas, because even the sound of the snoring of the former Top Gear star did not wake her up.
She told the Sunday Express that they thought something was wrong when Willow could not find her watch, but that she might have left them somewhere, or perhaps one of the teens was & # 39; at night to sleepwalking & # 39 ;.
"It was not until I and the other mothers brought the kids to the beach Richard called and said," Did you look in your wallets? "We all looked into our wallets and wallets and all the money was otherwise it was stolen. & # 39;
She said she realized then that there was something strange, because her bedroom door – and the doors of the other guests – had been open in the morning.
She added: "I'm pretty sure we were gassed or something, because they were in all bedrooms – they went where they wanted, in every room, the drawers open and closed, looking for handbags, etc."
Mindy said that the perpetrators "must have a certain amount of confidence to do so and be quite happy that people do not wake up".
She added: "That morning I slept until eight o'clock in. I did not even wake up with Richard's snoring! No one woke up."
She said that the neighboring property was also broken into the same night.
Mindy, a columnist for the newspaper, said that after the incident they had a security guard and that the police arrested the two burglars within 48 hours while they were being caught on CCTV.
In 2015, Formula 1 driver Jenson Button and his now ex-wife Jessica were broken into sleep in a holiday home in St Tropez.
The sportswomen stayed with friends in the popular holiday destination when thieves entered the building and with valuables around £ 300,000, including Jessica's engagement ring.
At the time, it was suggested that thieves had pumped gas into the building to keep the couple asleep, although later experts questioned that.