Thieves stole 350 objects used by Netflix production, while season 5 was filming next door.
All that’s missing are the Crown Jewels! More than 350 objects and accessories were stolen yesterday during a robbery on the set of The Crownacross the Channel, reports today the South Yorkshire police, in charge of the investigation according to Variety. The crime is believed to have taken place in a lorry parking lot in Mexborough, Yorkshire as a production unit was filming footage for Season 5 nearby.
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Among the items stolen are a replica Fabergé egg donated at the 1897 imperial coronation, a period clock, a dressing table, crystal glassware, and silver and gold candelabra. Loot amount: approximately $200,000.
“Stolen items are not necessarily in the best condition and therefore of limited resale value”said Alison Harvey, set designer of The Crown to the Antiques Trade Gazette. “However, they are valuable as exhibits for the British film industry.”
The incident will not affect filming but Netflix has appealed to help recover the items. “We can confirm that the antiques were stolen and we hope they will be found and returned safely. Substitute props will be found, there is no direct effect on filming,” a Netflix spokesperson told Variety.
Season 5 of The Crown will be released in November 2022 on Netflix.