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Tom Cruise left THE ONLY COPY OF Top Gun 2 in stolen $135k BMW as well as luggage worth thousands of dollars

Tom Cruise left copy of Top Gun 2 in stolen $135k BMW as well as luggage worth thousands of dollars

Tom Cruise reportedly had one of the world’s only copies of the new Top Gun sequel inside his bodyguard’s BMW when it was stolen on August 24.

The Sun reports that Cruise had also lost thousands of dollars worth of luggage after thieves stole the $135,000 vehicle.

The actor, 59, suffered the loss while in England filming scenes for Mission: Impossible 7 on Tuesday, August 24, The Sun initially reported, and was allegedly “hopping mad” when he discovered how the theft had taken place.

The car was stolen from outside a Birmingham hotel when crafty thieves cloned the car’s keyless ignition fob, which allowed it to be stolen without any of Cruise’s security team realizing it.

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Following the release of the original Top Gun in 1986, the long-awaited sequel Maverick is set to be released next May and currently only exists in the form of a few copies distributed to trusted parties.

One such party is said to have been the star of the film, Cruise, who is currently in the UK filming Mission Impossible 7.

Naturally, the film’s creators want to keep details under wraps ahead of the its release, but Cruise’s copy may have managed to slip through the cracks after it was left in a case in a BMW X7.

A source told The Sun: “Tom had been driven around in the car while in Birmingham and some of his ­luggage and belongings were inside it when it was taken.”

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“It’s since been recovered by police because it was equipped with an electronic tracking device but everything inside it had gone,” the source added.

Meanwhile, another source added: “It’s a huge embarrassment for the security team and the guy who had been driving it was hopping mad – but not as mad as Tom.”

According to sources, the black BMW was stolen in just minutes.

A source told The Sun: “That film’s been blighted by challenges but everyone involved is excited by how it’s come together. Finally the end’s in sight. So, after all the hard work, the thought of it being leaked after COVID delays forced the release back to next year is devastating.”

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“The only copies outside the studio vaults have now been assigned their own security when they are transported. There’s too much riding on this not to do so,” the source added.

Police have since released a statement about the theft, per Metro, that reads: “We received a report of a BMW X7 stolen from Church Street, Birmingham in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

“The car was recovered a short time later in Smethwick. CCTV inquiries have been made in the area that the car was recovered from. Inquiries are ongoing.”

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