Thieves Steal Two Semi-Truck Trailers Worth of Wii Consoles

December 18, 2012 -

Seen anyone wandering around with 7,000 Wii consoles?

If you have, pick up the phone and give the SeaTac, Washington police a call because those units are probably stolen.

Sgt. Cindy West told ABC News that thieves pulled up two 53-foot semi-truck trailers and a large box-truck van to a Nintendo distribution warehouse in Seattle Air Cargo last Saturday evening and, using forklifts on site, loaded up the vehicles with approximately $2 million worth of Wii consoles.

Then they left.

The following afternoon, warehouse employees noticed the empty pallets where thousands of Wii consoles were supposed to be.

Police don't know how many people were involved with the heist.

"If we don't get any tips ahead of time, it will be the selling of these consoles that will lead to their capture," said West. "It's gonna be pretty hard to hide 7,000 Wii game consoles."

AE: Wii consoles average about $150 right now so 7,000 of 'em would be a little over $1 million.  Methinks 'twas actually Wii U consoles 'twere stolen.

UPDATE: I was right!  A spokesman for the King County Sheriff's Office told Kotaku that the stolen consoles were indeed Wii Us.

Source: ABC News

-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen


Comments

Re: Thieves Steal Two Semi-Truck Trailers Worth of Wii Consoles

Heh.  I can remember when something like that happened to Merit Games a while back.. one night some thieves pulled a couple of semis up to their warehouse and made off with several million dollars worth of game machines.

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Is King right? Should all games adopt the free-to-play model?:
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician