Formula One racing star Jenson Button and his wife Jessica Michibata have been gassed in a frightening home invasion robbery at their holiday villa in the south of France.
Button, 35, and Michibata, 30, were on holiday when anaesthetic gas was pumped into airconditioning vents in their rented villa.
A gang are then alleged to have broken in and stolen property worth $630,000, including her $520,000 engagement ring as the couple slept.
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Police in France say there have been a number of raids on exclusive properties using the same methods.
CCTV footage is being reviewed as investigations continue.
Button and his wife escaped the ordeal unharmed, but obviously extremely shaken.