There's drama on-screen — and off-screen! On February 24, robbers took about $200,000 worth of props from The Crown set, which is currently being filmed in England, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
More than 350 items were reportedly taken and couple of vehicles were broken into. Some of the stolen items included a replica Fabergé egg and gold and silver candelabras.
“We can confirm the antiques have been stolen and we hope that they are found and returned safely,” a Netflix spokesman said in a statement. “Replacements will be sourced, there is no expectation that filming will be held up."
The studio gave descriptions of each item so that if people should see them online, they can turn them in.
The list is:
- A replica of a 1897 Imperial Coronation Fabergé coach egg
- 12 sets of silver candelabra
- Seven gold candelabra
- A clock face from a William IV grandfather clock (but not the longcase in which it was enclosed)
- Some Russian religious icons
- A 10 piece silver dressing table
- St Louis gilt Crystal glassware and decanters
“The items stolen are not necessarily in the best condition and therefore of limited value for resale,” Alison Harvey, who is The Crown's set decorator, said. “However, they are valuable as pieces to the U.K. film industry.”
“Police were called at 4.30pm on Wednesday 16 February following a report of theft from vehicles at Pastures Road, Doncaster. It is reported that three vehicles containing props used in film and TV were broken into and a number of items taken. Officers investigated the incident but all existing lines of enquiry have now been exhausted. The case has been filed pending any new lines of enquiry," a spokesperson for South Yorkshire police told Variety.
On February 25, another incident occurred. This time, it was on the set of Netflix's Lupin, which is currently being filmed in Paris, France.
About 20 thieves broke onto the set, threw fireworks and stole roughly $330,000 worth of equipment.
“There was an incident on 25th February whilst filming the upcoming season of Lupin. Our cast and crew are safe and there were no injuries," another statement read.