Licence to Steal! Burglars grab five guns used in James Bond films Die Another Day, Live And Let Die and A View To A Kill including 007’s iconic Walther PPK in £100,000 raid
- Burglars have stolen five guns used in James Bond films worth over £100,000
- Guns include Walther PPK, Beretta pistols, Revolver Smith, and Weston 44 Magnum used in A View To A Kill, Die Another Day, and Live And Let Die
- Suspects are three white Eastern European males who drove off in silver vehicle
Burglars have stolen five guns used in a number of James Bond films including Die Another Day and Live And Let Die worth more than £100,000.
The iconic Walther PPK handgun used in Roger Moore’s final outing as Bond in A View To A Kill, and Beretta Cheetah and Tomcat pistols from Pierce Brosnan’s Die Another Day were stolen at an Aldersbrook Avenue property in Enfield, London.
A Revolver Smith and Weston 44 Magnum featured in Live And Let Die, as well as a Llama 22 calibre handgun from Pierce Brosnan’s last outing as 007.
Police described the intruders as three white males with Eastern European accents who drove away in a silver vehicle on Monday night.
It is believed the suspects forced entry, where they stole the five deactivated weapons, estimated to be worth more than £100,000.
The Met Police described the stolen firearms as ‘very distinctive and bespoke’, and ‘will almost certainly be recognised by the public’.
Burglars have stolen five guns used in a number of James Bond films including Die Another Day and Live And Let Die worth over £100,000 (pictured, Roger Moore in A View To A Kill)
Walther PPK pistol used in A View To A Kill, starring Roger Moore as 007. Bond is assigned with stopping Max Zorin from exterminating his Silicon Valley competitors
Roger Moore with Jane Seymour in 1973’s Live And Let Die, Moore’s first outing as Bond. 007 is investigating the deaths of British agents when he is led to a Caribbean drug lord
Detective Inspector Paul Ridley of North Area CID said: ‘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.
‘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.’
The stolen guns:
- One Beretta ‘Cheetah’ auto pistol, serial number H02641Y;
- One Walther PPK, serial number 146872;
- One Revolver Smith and Weston 44 Magnum, serial number N60304;
- One Beretta ‘Tomcat’ auto pistol, serial number DAA264306;
- One Llama 22 cal. Serial number 271915.
Anyone with information 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.
Beretta Cheetah pistol used in Die Another Day. 007, played by Pierce Brosnan, is tasked with locating a mole in British intelligence who betrayed him to North Korea and a diamond baron
Halle Berry in 2002’s Die Another Day, wielding a Beretta Cheetah (left)and Tomcat (right)
Beretta Tomcat pistol used in Die Another Day, Pierce Brosnan’s final outing as Bond
Moore is illustrated as 007 next to Grace Jones in 1985’s A View To A Kill
Llama 22 pistol used in Brosnan’s fourth and final outing as Bond, Die Another Day, which also stars Halle Berry, Judi Dench as M, and John Cleese as Q
The Walther PPK: 007’s gun of choice for over 30 years
The Walther PPK is a German pistol that became a firm staple of 007 movies from 1962’s Dr No to 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies. In that period, the pistol did not feature in 1979’s Moonraker and 1983’s Octopussy.
The PPK makes its literary debut in Dr No, the sixth book in the Ian Fleming spy series, after Bond is handed the weapon as he recovers from injuries.
It became 007’s preferred weapon of choice in the movie franchise after its use in Dr No, starring Sean Connery. The pistol was not used in Roger Moore’s Moonraker, where Bond is never seen using a sidearm, and Moore’s Octopussy, in which 007 uses a Walther P5 instead.
Bond adopts the Walther P99 in Tomorrow Never Dies, starring Brosnan.
Despite the posters and promotional material for Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig, it was only used during the pre-title fight sequence.
For 2008’s Quantum of Solace, the Walther PPK made a welcome return as 007’s choice of sidearm, and was also used in Skyfall (2012).