Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Lupin: Seven charged over armed heist on Paris filming set

About sharing

Image source, AFP

Seven people have been charged after an armed robbery was staged last month on the French film set of hit Netflix series ‘Lupin’.

Around twenty hooded thieves attacked the film crew by launching fireworks at them, a Netflix spokesperson said.

They stole more than €300,000 (£250,000; $330,000) worth of equipment during the heist, in broad daylight.


None of the cast or crew who were on set – reported to include the show’s star Omar Sy – were injured.

The crew were attacked while they were filming in the Nanterre district, west of central Paris, forcing production to briefly pause.

The seven accused, aged between 13 and 21, now face charges of armed robbery as part of an organised gang and receiving stolen goods, according to Agence France-Presse.

Three of them are being held in custody while four are under judicial supervision. Police say they are still looking for more of the assailants, and have recovered some of the stolen equipment.

Inspired by the fictional French master of disguise Arsène Lupin, the show tells the tale of professional thief Assane Diop who is played by Omar Sy.

The show’s first season, released last year, was watched by millions around the world and is the first French series to enjoy such huge success on Netflix.

Lupin is not the only high-profile Netflix production to be targeted by thieves this year.

The day before the Paris heist, robbers in South Yorkshire in the UK stole more than 200 antique props from the set of The Crown TV series.

The stolen items were valued up to £150,000 and included a replica of a Fabergé egg which was owned by the Queen’s grandfather George V in 1933.

You May Also Like

European Union

After a Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine was detained, U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi announced that the man responsible has been released....

United States

The goal is “energy security,” lobbyists said, although clean-energy advocates counter that wind and solar provide more protection from boom-and-bust oil markets. Russian troops...


For many years we have seen how the Soft Power used by the Kremlin works exclusively through culture, exhibitions, musical groups presentations, etc. It...

United States

The body of the stone dealer had been decaying for several weeks by the time it was found in an Upper West Side apartment....