A Netflix spokeswoman said “Lupin,” the hit French robbery drama, was itself at the center of a heist last week when about 20 young men wearing face masks stole more than $300,000 worth of equipment from the group while filming in a Paris suburb.
The theft reported by the international news agency AFP and French newspaper Le ParisienIt came a little over a week later More than 200 artifacts valued at more than $200,000 were stolen of vehicles during the filming of season five of “The Crown” in England, according to South Yorkshire Police and Netflix.
Netflix said in a statement on Thursday that there was an “incident” during the filming of the third season of “Lupin” on February 25.
The statement said: “Our crew and crew are fine, and there were no injuries.” “We have now resumed filming.”
A Netflix spokeswoman said equipment and other items worth about 300,000 euros, or $332,000, were stolen by men who showed up on the set and “attacked” them with fireworks. She said filming was off for the afternoon, and that local police were investigating.
“Lupine” became a global phenomenon upon its January 2021 release and is among the most popular non-English original shows on Netflix. Omar Sy plays the role of Asani Diopa Parisian deep and the son of a Senegalese immigrant in love with Arsene Le Pen, the “noble thief” and the main character in a collection of stories by French writer Maurice Leblanc beginning in 1905.
A police spokesman in Nanterre, the suburb outside Paris where the filming was taking place, said he could not comment on the case.
In an earlier statement about the theft from The Crown, Netflix said it hopes to find and return items stolen from the collection in Doncaster, in northern England. The stolen items included a replica of a Faberge egg, several sets of silver and gold candelabra, a grandfather William IV clock face, a 10-piece silver dressing table set and crystal glassware, according to a report in The Guardian. The Official Gazette of the Antiques Trade.
“Stolen items are not necessarily in the best condition, and therefore have limited resale value,” Allison Harvey, interior designer for season five of The Crown, told Antiques Trade Gazette. “However, they are valuable as pieces to the UK film industry.”
South Yorkshire Police said they received a report of the theft in the late afternoon of February 16. Three vehicles with props were “break-in” and “a number of items” were seized, they said. “Officers have investigated the incident, but all existing lines of investigation have been exhausted,” police said in a brief statement.
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