Scotland Yard on Monday issued a new appeal for information related to the burglary in north London on March 23, where five firearms which were used in the iconic James Bond films were stolen. They were due to be showcased in a national exhibition as well.
For the burglary which happened in a house in Enfield, cops have released new CCTV footage which shows a vehicle parked on the street where the offense first took place before the burglary. Investigations have revealed that the suspects are three white men with Eastern European accents.
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One Beretta ‘Cheetah’ Auto Pistol which was featured in Die Another Day; one Revolver Smith and Weston 44 Magnum featured in Live & Let Die; one Llama 22 cal featured in Die Another Day; one Beretta ‘Tomcat’ Auto pistol featured in Die Another Day and one Walter PP featured in A View to a Kill were all stolen.
Although the yellow-handled Llama pistol was recovered by a member of the public in a field in Essex in April, Detective Inspector Paul Ridley in an interview with an international daily stated that it has been severely rusted due to being exposed to the elements outdoors. This has also led to the further destruction of its integrity he added. Moreover, over the course of six months, this was the first item to have been recovered.
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Along with holding significant importance in cinematic history, officers say that the items themselves are quite priceless. For instance, the Magnum is also the only one in the world that has ever been made where the whole gun is finished in chrome. It also boasts a six-and-a-half inch barrel and wood grips.
Also, the Walter PPK was the last gun that was used by Roger Moore (who played James Bond in A View to a Kill) in the famous scene with Grace Jones who descends the Eiffel Tower on a parachute.
Police say that they now have the images of a vehicle which was parked near to the scene of the crime. They believe that the car was used as a reconnaissance in the area. They added that one can even see the flash of a camera from the occupant engaged in the surveillance.
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