‘Irreplaceable’ James Bond pistols stolen in the UK

Police say the deactivated firearms are worth more than £100,000

Beretta Cheetah. Courtesy Metropolitan Police
Beretta Cheetah. Courtesy Metropolitan Police

Thieves in the UK have stolen five deactivated guns used in James Bond films , believed to be worth more than £100,000 (Dh448,591).

Police say three white males with eastern European accents were described as the suspects after they broke into a property in Enfield, England on March 23.

Smith & Weston. Courtesy Metropolitan Police
Smith & Weston. Courtesy Metropolitan Police

They fled the scene in a silver car after being disturbed by neighbours.

The firearms were a Beretta ‘Cheetah’ auto pistol used in Die Another Day, a Walther PKK featured in A View to a Kill, a Revolver Smith and Weston 44 Magnum from Live and Let Die, one Beretta ‘Tomcat’ auto pistol featured in Die Another Day with a laser/silencer attachment also used in Die Another Day.

“The firearms stolen are very distinctive and bespoke to particular James Bond movies. They will almost certainly be recognised by the public and to anyone offered them for sale,” said Detective Inspector Paul Ridley.

“Many of these items are irreplaceable. For example, the Magnum is the only one in the world ever made in which the whole gun is finished in chrome. It has a six and a half inch barrel and wood grips. The Walther PPK was the last gun used by Roger Moore in ‘A View to a Kill’.

“The owner is very upset that his address has been violated and he truly hopes to be re-united with these highly collectable items,” he added.

No arrests have been made.

Published: March 27, 2020 04:16 PM


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