Five deactivated guns used in a number of James Bond films have been stolen in a house burglary.
Pistols from Die Another Day, A View to a Kill and Live and Let Die were all taken from a residential address in Enfield, north London on Monday evening.
The weapons, described as “irreplaceable”, are thought to be worth more than £100,000.
The Metropolitan Police were called to a burglary in progress around 8pm but the three suspects had fled the scene before officers arrived.
Neighbours who first raised the alarm described the intruders as three white males with Eastern European accents. The thieves drove off in a silver vehicle, according to reports.
It is believed the suspects forced entry into the rear of the premises before taking the firearms.
Among the missing items is the iconic Walther PPK handgun used in A View to a Kill, as well as the Beretta ‘Cheetah’ and Beretta ‘Tomcat’ pistols from Die Another Day.
Detective Inspector Paul Ridley, of North Area Crime Investigation Department (CID) said: “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.
“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 reunited 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.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has further 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.