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Met detectives are appealing to the general public in the investigation of a burglary in Enfield where five guns from James Bond films were stolen.
The new appeal is following the release of new information on the BBC’s Crimewatch.
The items were stolen at a house on Aldersbrook Avenue, EN1 on Monday, 23 March at about 20:00hrs.
The suspects, described as three white men with Eastern European accents, were spooked by the neighbours and they hurriedly left the scene before the officers arrived.
The burglars are believed to have jumped through an open window before fleeing in a silver vehicle.
Investigators also believed the suspects broke into the back of the premises and made off with five deactivated firearms.
Items stolen have all been used as props in various James Bond films. The items are one Beretta Cheetah Auto Pistol, serial number H02641Y – featured in Die Another Day; one Walter PP, serial number 146872 – featured in ‘A View to a Kill; a Revolver Smith and Weston 44 Magnum, serial number N60304 – featured in Live and Let Die; a Beretta ‘Tomcat’ auto pistol with serial number DAA264306 featured in ‘Die Another Day’ and lastly, Llama 22 cal. with serial number 271915 also featured in Die Another Day.
The suspects were said to be wearing dark clothing and face coverings.
One of the firearms, the yellow-handed Llyama pistol was later found by a member of the public in a field near Roydon Railway Station in Essex in April, according to the police.
The remaining four firearms are still missing and investigations have intensified to locate them.
Police have today released CCTV which shows a vehicle parked on the street – where the offence took place – before the burglary. This vehicle has been identified as a silver Vauxhall Minerva.
The leading investigator, Inspector Paul Ridley said the recovered firearms has been ‘severely rusted’ due to being exposed to the elements outdoor and its integrity destroyed.
He added “We now have 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 and will almost certainly be recognised by the public and anyone who is offered them for sale.
“The owner of these unique items is devastated, particularly in terms of the sentimental value – they were due to be showcased on display as part of a national exhibition.”
The police urge members of the public that may have witnessed the incident, or know the locations of the items to inform the investigation team or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Tweet @Met_CC quoting CAD 5890/23Mar