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Burglars make off with James Bond guns


LONDON: Five guns used in James Bond movies, including the last weapon brandished by actor Roger Moore while playing 007, have been stolen from a house in north London by suspects with Eastern European accents, British police said yesterday.

The deactivate­d weapons, which police said were believed to be worth more than 100,000 pounds (about 4 million baht), were taken on Monday night from the house in Enfield.

The stolen guns included a Beretta Cheetah pistol which appeared in Die Another Day; a Beretta Tomcat pistol with a laser/silencer attachment and a Llama 22 which were also used in the same film. The others were a Walther PPK from A View to a Kill and a Smith and Wesson 44 Magnum from Live and Let Die.

“Many of these items are irreplacea­ble,” said Detective Inspector Paul Ridley. “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.”

Police said neighbours had disturbed the three burglars who drove away in a silver vehicle.

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