After a recent heist, in which Antique props used in the production of hit Netflix royal drama The Crown were stolen, the set of the streamer’s crime drama Lupin became the target of another robbery. On February 25, equipment amounting to a total of $333,000 was stolen from the series’ set on the outskirts of Paris in Nanterre. According to Variety, filming was halted following the robbery until February 28.
Actor Omar Sy, who plays thief Assane Diop in Lupin, was allegedly on set during the time of the theft when around 20 people who had their faces covered up broke onto the set after using mortar bombs. Sy reportedly went on to attend the 10th anniversary celebration of his critically-acclaimed film Intouchables later on that day.
Netflix confirmed the robbery in a statement, sharing that “an incident” had taken place on set. The show is Netflix’s second biggest hit, right behind the South Korean dystopian hit Squid Game.
The statement confirmed that there were no injuries on set and that the cast and crew were safe. According to Netflix, an investigation has been launched by authorities in Nanterre.
On February 18, three production trucks were broken into on the set of The Crown, with over 350 items being stolen. Britain's Sun newspaper said the stolen items were worth around 150,000 pounds ($200,550) and included jewellery, candelabras, silverware, a domed birdcage and a replica of a rare Fabergé egg, acquired by Queen Elizabeth's grandfather George V in 1933. The robbery happened near the English town of Doncaster.
The award-winning drama about Britain's royal family has been filming its fifth season with a new cast including Imelda Staunton playing an older Queen Elizabeth and Elizabeth Debicki portraying the late Princess Diana.
"We can confirm the antiques have been stolen and we hope that they are found and returned safely," a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. "Replacements will be sourced, there is no expectation that filming will be held up."
South Yorkshire Police said they were called to a location near Doncaster on the afternoon of Feb 16 after three vehicles containing "props used in film and TV were broken into and a number of items taken".
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