Armed Robbers Hijack Modern Warfare 3 Shipments in France

November 7, 2011 -

Two armed robbers managed to steal 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 in France, according to multiple news reports. According to published reports (as translated by Eurogamer), at 8:00 AM on Sunday morning a car crashed into a van 10km southeast of Paris. The van was carrying unspecified video game cargo worth €400,000.

The two men driving the van left the vehicle to "make a report." When they exited the vehicle they were reportedly sprayed with tear gas by two men, who then climbed into the van holding the video game cargo and fled the scene.

A report by AFP (Agence France Presse) revealed that the €400,000 cargo were copies of Modern Warfare 3.

In another incident, a van bound for a store in the Yvelines district was attacked by three thieves, who threatened the drivers with weapons, and made off with the vehicle.

Where these stolen copies of MW3 ended up has yet to be determined. You can get a legitimate copy of the game at retail stores for various platforms beginning tomorrow.

Source: Eurogamer by way of The Escapist


 
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