Police have issued a renewed appeal one year on from a high value residential burglary in which a number of firearms from various James Bond movies were stolen.
Police were called at 8pm on Monday 23 March 2020, to an address in Enfield, North London, following reports of a burglary in progress.
The suspects had made off upon police arrival. They had been disturbed by neighbours and had jumped through a window before fleeing in a silver vehicle.
It was apparent that the suspects had broken into the rear of the premises and made off with five deactivated firearms.
The stolen weapons are described as:
One Beretta ‘Cheetah’ Auto Pistol, Serial number H02641Y – Featured in Die Another Day
One Walther PPK, serial number 146872 – Featured in A View to a Kill
One Revolver Smith and Weston 44 Magnum, serial number N60304 – Featured in Lie & Let Die
One Beretta ‘Tomcat’ Auto pistol, serial number DAA264306 – Featured in Die Another Day and has a laser and silencer attachment
One Llama 22 cal. Serial number 271915 – Featured in Die Another Day
These are all genuine deactivated firearms that have been used in various James Bond movies which were filmed at Pinewood Studios.
The suspects are described as three white males with Eastern European accents. They were wearing dark clothing and face coverings.
One of the firearms was recovered when members of the public found the yellow handled Llama pistol used in ‘Die Another Day’ in a field near to Roydon Railway Station in Essex in April.
Detective Inspector Paul Ridley from North Area CID said: “It has now been a year since the burglary and only one of the firearms has so far been recovered. Sadly this has been severely rusted due to being exposed to the elements outdoors and its integrity destroyed.
“The firearms which were stolen are very distinctive & bespoke to particular James Bond movies, they will almost certainly be recognised by the public and any persons offered for sale.
“The owner of these unique items is still completely devastated, particularly in terms of the sentimental value; they were due to be showcased on display as part of a national exhibition. He is determined to see the return of the items.”
With many collectors of film memorabilia, especially the iconic James Bond franchise, it is hoped that this appeal, a year on from the burglary, will help recover the items so that they can be returned to their rightful owner.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact North Area CID via 101 quoting CAD 5890/23MAR20.
Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.