Button gassed, robbed on vacation
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AUGUST 7, 2015

Button gassed, robbed on vacation

Jenson Button was gassed and robbed as he holidayed with his wife in France, the Briton's spokesman has confirmed.

The McLaren driver, holidaying with friends during F1's summer break, was with friends in a rented villa in St Tropez when the incident occurred.

"Two men broke into the property whilst they all slept and stole a number of items of jewellery including, most upsettingly, Jessica's engagement ring," the spokesman said.

Button's spokesman also confirmed reports that Button and his housemates may have been rendered unconscious by anaesthetic gas.

"The police have indicated that this has become a growing problem in the region with perpetrators going so far as to gas their proposed victims through the air conditioning units before breaking in," he said.

"Whilst unharmed everyone involved is unsurprisingly shaken by the events."

(GMM)

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