Netflix Show About Massive Heists Falls Victim To Massive Heist After Thieves Steal $330K Worth Of Stuff

Thieves Steal $330K Worth Of Stuff In Heist On Set Of Netflix's 'Lupin'

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  • A Netflix show fell victim to an incredibly ironic crime thanks to a group of thieves
  • The crew made off with $330,000 worth of equipment after staging a heist on the set of Lupin, a French production about a master criminal
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Over the past few years, Netflix has continued to rake in a massive amount of money with the help of a number of foreign language shows centering around massive amounts of money, including the breakout hit that was Squid Game and caper-centric series like Money Heist and Lupin.

That last title was one of the more pleasant surprises I’ve stumbled across while aimlessly scrolling through the platform in recent memory; for the uninitiated, the French show is a modern take on the tales penned by author Maurice Leblanc in the early 20th century that centered around a “gentleman thief” dubbed Arsene Lupin.

The show’s main character takes inspiration from those stories while staging a number of complex crimes and heists, and one viewer attempted to mimic his escapades after staging an ultimately unsuccessful robbery in Italy last year.

Now, Lupin has treated us to one of the most ironic crimes you’ll ever encounter, as Variety reports a group of 20 thieves staged a heist of their own on the set of the show outside of Paris last month. The crew apparently threw a number of large fireworks before descending on the location and stealing equipment worth an estimated $330,000 (Netflix says no members of the cast or crew were injured during the incident).

It appears this is becoming a bit of a trend, as thieves in England were also able to make off with $200,000 worth of antique props after raiding the set of The Crown a couple of weeks before Lupin fell victim to a similar fate.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.