The antique props that were worth $295,000 were stolen from the set of Netflix series 'The Crown'.
Police confirmed that the items were worth up to £150,000 which is around NZ $295,000. They said, “It is reported that three vehicles containing props used in film and TV were broken into and a number of items taken”. This occurred when a unit was filming nearby.
"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."
Netflix confirmed the theft and said they hope the antiques would be found and returned safely, and that this incident will not be affecting the filming of the show’s fifth season.
“Replacements will be sourced. There is no expectation that filming will be held up” they said.
According to Variety, more than 350 items were stolen including a replica of a rare Fabergé egg, a grandfather clock, a dressing table, St Louis gilt crystal glassware and silver and gold candelabras.
In case the thieves attempt to sell them off, Netflix has already given a description of the items to the Antiques Trade Gazette, in hopes that buyers can identify the stolen items.
The fifth season of the Emmy winning drama is currently filming and will be released later this year.