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Man shot for his Wii in home invasion

During a recent home invasion at an apartment complex in Palm Beach County, Florida, a man was brutally beat and shot in the bicep by multiple assailants. They sought a variety of his valuables, demanding jewelry, money, and other items from the victim before attacking. In the end, the robbers made...

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Job seekers nab Wii from retirement home

You can't get much lower than this. A retirement home in Ottawa, Ohio, was recently robbed for its Wii. Two women walked into the retirement home, seeking job applications, but ended up leaving with more than a job. They nabbed the home's Wii console. As one might imagine, the folks at the home...

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Sacramento cops seek game store robbers

Sacramento police are investigating the robberies of five game stores (three identified as GameStops) that took place over several days, each one involving employees and customers getting held up at gunpoint. Police believe the robberies may be related because in each case, "at least two men"...

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Thieves caught on tape stealing Wii and PS3 consoles from Gamestop

A couple of criminals recently hit a Gamestop, snatching up as many Wii and PS3 consoles as their thieving little arms could carry. It's not disclosed where this Gamestop is located, so we can't pinpoint the place this robbery occurred, but know that these two dudes made off with quite a...

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Thief says PS3 needed to stop hostage situation

There are stories about stolen PS3s ... and then there's this story. A man who stole a PS3 system from a St. Louis EB Games store at gunpoint told the clerk that he needed the system to "save his family." According to KSDK, the theif told the clerk that "his family was being held hostage" and only...

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Men plot Wii crime, make off with console

As if our faith in humanity wasn't low enough, we had to stumble upon this story about a Wii robbery in Wilmington, Delaware. The apocalypse must be closing in. You see, a 41-year-old man had set up to sell his Wii (we have no idea why he would do such a crazy thing, but go figure) at a parking lot...

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Teen thwarts PS3 theft with samurai sword

In what has to be the most bizarre botched PS3 robbery to date, a teenager in Hialeah, FL fended off a burglar with a samurai sword. Last week, Damian Fernandez and his 15-year-old sister Deanne were home alone when the burglars knocked and then forced their entry into the house. While sis hid in a...

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Heroic gamer gets well, discharged from hospital

Remember that British gamer Adam Mapleson who was shot breaking up a robbery at a train station last week? Well, he was discharged from the hospital, according to The Register, and has returned home after a week of treatment. The security firm that employed the lady who was being robbed, Loomis, is...

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Heroic gamer breaks up robbery

When we think of gaming heroes, dudes who can rock a Pac-Man or create some of the industry's greatest games come to mind. That's all changed now, thanks to the heroic, selfless sacrifice of Adam Mapleson, a 24-year old IT consultant and avid gamer. Yesterday, at a train station, Adam sprung into...

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Thief denied PS3, gets Xbox 360 instead

A robbery at a UK Blockbuster didn't go off as planned when the thief requested a PLAYSTATION 3 and ended up settling for an Xbox 360. The two Blockbuster employees working at the store were apparently approached by the suspect, who brandished a gun and asked for money from the registers....

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