Police have issued a renewed appeal one year on from a high value residential burglary in Enfield in which a number of firearms from various James Bond movies were stolen.
Police were called at 20:00hrs on Monday 23 March 2020 to an address in Aldersbrook Avenue, Enfield, EN1 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 / 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.
The suspects are described as three white males with Eastern European accents. They were wearing dark clothing and face coverings.
Police have released CCTV which shows a vehicle in the run up to the burglary parked on the street where the offence took place. This vehicle has been identified as a Vauxhall Miverna which appears to be silver in colour.
One of the firearms has been recovered. 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 is investigating the burglary. He 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.
"We have released images of a vehicle that was parked near to the scene of the crime and appears to be carrying out reconnaissance in the area. In scenes reminiscent of a James Bond movie you can even see the flash of a camera from the occupant engaged in the surveillance. I believe these individuals were involved in the crime, it was only a matter of minutes prior to the raid.
"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.
"I have provided photographs of the stolen firearms and provided the unique serial numbers. Many of these items are very unique. For example the Magnum is the only one in the world ever made where 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 View to a Kill in a famous scene with Grace Jones who descends the Eiffel Tower on a parachute.
"I would urge any members of the public that may have witnessed the burglars arriving and leaving, know where the firearms are now or may have been offered these stolen items for sale to come forward to my investigation team as a priority.”
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact North Area CID via 101, or by tweeting @MetCC quoting CAD 5890/23MAR20.
Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
No arrests have been made.
Burglary advice is available on the Met's website at www.met.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary