Lupin set pilfered by thieves who make off with $330K in equipment

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Just one day after Netflix’s The Crown was robbed by thieves who made off with $200,000 in props, Netflix’s Lupin also suffered a robbery in France.

Production was under way on Part 3 of the series with star Omar Sy in Nanterre, France on the outskirts of Paris, when 20 masked men robbed the set, via Variety.

These brazen criminals made off with an estimated 300,00 Euros ($330,000) worth of equipment, which lead to a brief production shut-down.

Robbery: Just one day after Netflix's The Crown was robbed by thieves who made off with $200,000 in props, Netflix's Lupin also suffered a robbery in France

Robbery: Just one day after Netflix’s The Crown was robbed by thieves who made off with $200,000 in props, Netflix’s Lupin also suffered a robbery in France

Thieves: These brazen criminals made off with an estimated 300,00 Euros ($330,000) worth of equipment, which lead to a brief production shut-down

Thieves: These brazen criminals made off with an estimated 300,00 Euros ($330,000) worth of equipment, which lead to a brief production shut-down

The thieves broke onto the set after launching mortar fireworks in the area, though a Netflix statement confirmed no one was harmed in the incident.

‘There was an incident on Feb. 25 while filming the upcoming season of Lupin. Our cast and crew are safe and there were no injuries,’ the statement read.

Filming was shut down for a few days on the Netflix series, before production resumed on Monday, February 28.  

No one harmed: The thieves broke onto the set after launching mortar fireworks in the area, though a Netflix statement confirmed no one was harmed in the incident

No one harmed: The thieves broke onto the set after launching mortar fireworks in the area, though a Netflix statement confirmed no one was harmed in the incident

Incident: 'There was an incident on Feb. 25 while filming the upcoming season of Lupin. Our cast and crew are safe and there were no injuries,' the statement read

Incident: ‘There was an incident on Feb. 25 while filming the upcoming season of Lupin. Our cast and crew are safe and there were no injuries,’ the statement read

Authorities in Nanterre have launched an investigation into the robbery, though it wasn’t specified what was stolen during the incident.

Just one day earlier on February 24, thieves broke into three trucks in Yorkshire U.K., which were parked close to where a unit was filming, though production was not affected by the incident.

The thieves stole approximately, $200K worth of gemstones, silverware and antiques, including a replica of a rare Faberge egg owned by George V., Queen Elizabeth II’s grandfather, in 1933. 

Investigation: Authorities in Nanterre have launched an investigation into the robbery, though it wasn't specified what was stolen during the incident

Investigation: Authorities in Nanterre have launched an investigation into the robbery, though it wasn’t specified what was stolen during the incident

Other items stolen from The Crown set include a candelabra, jewelry, a grandfather clock and a birdcage.

Lupin is based on the fictional master thief Arsene Lupin, created by Maurice LeBlanc in 1905, who featured the character in 17 novels and 39 novellas.

Omar Sy plays Assane Diop, a French man who is inspired by these tales and lays out an elaborate scheme to get revenge on the wealthy family who framed his late father.

Omar's character: Omar Sy plays Assane Diop, a French man who is inspired by these tales and lays out an elaborate scheme to get revenge on the wealthy family who framed his late father

Omar’s character: Omar Sy plays Assane Diop, a French man who is inspired by these tales and lays out an elaborate scheme to get revenge on the wealthy family who framed his late father

Based: Lupin is based on the fictional master thief Arsene Lupin, created by Maurice LeBlanc in 1905, who featured the character in 17 novels and 39 novellas

Based: Lupin is based on the fictional master thief Arsene Lupin, created by Maurice LeBlanc in 1905, who featured the character in 17 novels and 39 novellas

The series, created by George Kay and Francois Uzan, debuted with the first five episodes in January 2021 with the second batch of five episodes dropping in June 2021.

Netflix revealed in January that the show was watched by more than 70 million subscribers in the first 28 days, the biggest debut ever for a non-English series, at the time, though it was later ousted by Squid Game. 

The streaming service issued a renewal for Part 3 back in May, and while production continues there is no release date in place quite yet. 

Created: The series, created by George Kay and Francois Uzan, debuted with the first five episodes in January 2021 with the second batch of five episodes dropping in June 2021

Created: The series, created by George Kay and Francois Uzan, debuted with the first five episodes in January 2021 with the second batch of five episodes dropping in June 2021

Biggest hit: Netflix revealed in January that the show was watched by more than 70 million subscribers in the first 28 days, the biggest debut ever for a non-English series, at the time, though it was later ousted by Squid Game

Biggest hit: Netflix revealed in January that the show was watched by more than 70 million subscribers in the first 28 days, the biggest debut ever for a non-English series, at the time, though it was later ousted by Squid Game

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