“We can confirm the antiques have been stolen and we hope that they are found and returned safely,” a spokesperson said in a statement about the theft on the British royal family period drama via The Hollywood Reporter. “Replacements will be sourced, there is no expectation that filming will be held up.”
Some of the items reportedly taken were a replica Fabergé egg and gold and silver candelabras after multiple of the production’s vehicles were broken into.
The following day, Netflix also confirmed that the French mystery thriller also plagued by a thievery on February 25th after 20 thieves with their faces covered broke onto the set and threw fireworks as they took roughly $330,000 worth of equipment. Star of the show Omar Sy — who plays master thief Assane Diop — was reportedly on set at the time of the robbery.
“There was an incident on 25th February whilst filming the upcoming season of Lupin," the streaming service explained in a statement."Our cast and crew are safe and there were no injuries.”
While it is unclear if the two incidents are connected — both are being investigated. After Lupin took a short break after the dramatic robbery, production has fully resumed in the town of Nanterre, located on the outskirts of Paris on on Monday, February 28.
Ironically, Lupin follows the true story of the world-famous gentleman thief and master of disguise, Arsène Lupin. The series depicts professional thief Assane Diop after his immigrant father is framed for the theft of an expensive diamond necklace by his employer, the wealthy and powerful Hubert Pellegrini, and hangs himself in his prison cell out of shame, leaving the teenage Assane an orphan.