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$200K Worth Of Antique Props Stolen From Set Of 'The Crown'
About 350 antique props have been stolen from a car parked by the set of "The Crown," which is currently in production for its fifth season, depicting the unraveling of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's marriage.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of antique props have been stolen from the set of the Netflix series “The Crown."
The heist occurred earlier this month when a thief or thieves stole around 350 antiques, valued at around $200,000, near a show set located in Mexborough, England.
"Police were called at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday 16 February following a report of theft from vehicles at Pastures Road, Doncaster," a spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police told Variety "It is reported that three vehicles containing props used in film and TV were broken into and a number of items taken."
The cars were parked near one of the show’s sets.
"We can confirm the antiques have been stolen and we hope that they are found and returned safely," a Netflix spokesperson told People.
Netflix has not immediately returned Oxygen.com’s request for comment
The spokesperson told People that the stolen property will not affect the production of the series' fifth and final season. The upcoming season, set in the 1990s, focuses primarily on the breakdown of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's doomed marriage, People reports.
Among the stolen items is a replica of the 1897 Imperial Coronation coach egg by Fabergé, a clock face of a William IV grandfather clock, Russian religious icons, and Saint-Louis gilt crystal glassware and decanters, the Antiques Trade Gazette reports.
"The items stolen are not necessarily in the best condition and therefore of limited value for resale," Alison Harvey, set director for “The Crown,” told the outlet. "However, they are valuable as pieces to the UK film industry."
Harvey has not immediately responded to Oxygen.com's request for comment.
Whether or not the thief or thieves will be found is unclear, as police say that they have exhausted all current leads.
"Officers investigated the incident but all existing lines of enquiry have now been exhausted,” they told Variety. “The case has been filed pending any new lines of enquiry."