A major robbery took place on the set of 'The Crown' which saw $200,000 (or £150,000) worth of props stolen by thieves.

'The Crown' is currently in production on their fifth season of the series.

Variety reports that 350 items were taken including a replica Fabergé egg, a grandfather clock clockface, a dressing table, crystal glassware and silver and gold candelabras.

The thieves broke into three vehicles in a lorry park in Mexborough in Yorkshire, which was close to where a unit of 'The Crown' was shooting.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire police said: "Police were called at 4.30pm on Wednesday 16 February following a report of theft from vehicles at Pastures Road, Doncaster.

"It is reported that three vehicles containing props used in film and TV were broken into and a number of items taken.

"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."

While South Yorkshire police are investigating the theft, Netflix have issued a plea asking for help in recovering the props.

A spokesperson for Netflix said: "We can confirm the antiques have been stolen and we hope that they are found and returned safely.

"Replacements will be sourced, there is no expectation that filming will be held up."

Netflix has also given descriptions of the items to the Antiques Trade Gazette in a bid to recover them.

Alison Harvey, 'The Crown's set decorator, told the Gazette: "The items stolen are not necessarily in the best condition and therefore of limited value for resale.

"However, they are valuable as pieces to the UK film industry."