Guns used in the James Bond movie franchise and worth more than £100,000 have been stolen from a North London home.
The guns, which were deactivated and are now considered collectable items, were stolen from a property in Enfield and police are now appealing for information. Reportedly worth more than £100,000 collectively, the guns stolen in the robbery had been used as props in classic James Bond movies, including Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry.
According to the Evening Standard, five guns in total have been stolen. Two Beretta guns, the Cheetah auto pistol and the Tomcat auto pistol, and a Llama 22 cal featuring in Die Another Day have been taken, as well as a Walther PPK that was the last gun used by Roger Moore in A View To Kill. Also stolen was the Revolver Smith and Weston 44 Magnum used in Live and Let Die, released in 1973 with Roger Moore as 007 and Jane Seymour as Bond girl, Solitaire.
Detective Inspector Paul Ridley investigating the robbery told ES that the public would ‘almost certainly’ recognise the guns in question.
He shared images of the weapons and their unique serial numbers, while pointing out that many of the guns are one ‘irreplaceable’ as they are one of a kind. Detective Inspector Paul Ridley, of North Area CID, investigating the burglary, said the public would “almost certainly” recognise the weapons if they were offered them for sale.
‘I would urge any members of the public that may have witnessed the burglars arriving and leaving, or who know where the firearms are, or may have been offered these stolen items for sale, to come forward to my investigation team as a priority,’ he said.
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of James Bond and fans had been gearing up for the release of the franchise’s 25th movie, No Time To Die starring Daniel Craig as 007, to be released.
It was due to hit the big screen in April, but has now been pushed back until November later this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. No Time To Die will be Daniel’s last film as Bond, as he has confirmed he’ll be hanging up his boots as the much-loved secret agent once and for all. Daniel has played Bond for the last four movies, first appearing as 007 in Casino Royale in 2006, before starring in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.