Two separate (but possibly related) groups of French thieves robbed two trucks carrying copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, making off with over 10,000 copies of the game valued at around €780,000 (just over $1-million). No word if they used tactics learned from previous versions of the game to perform the heists.
French website Le Parisien reports that a delivery van en route to a Micromania store in Creteil and containing nearly 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 was hit by a car at approximately 8 a.m. on Saturday. When the drivers of the delivery van got out of their vehicle, they were tear-gassed by two individuals wearing masks. One of the assailants hopped into the delivery truck and took off while the other followed in the car.
The second incident took place in Mantes-la-Jolie later on Saturday when another Micromania delivery van was hijacked by a trio of hooded criminals who had blocked the road. The assailants used a handgun to commandeer the vehicle and get away with nearly 4,000 copies of MW3.
Hmmm, sounds like somebody at Micromania was in on the heists. *eying kid behind the counter* WAS IT YOU?! *choke-slams into Uncharted 3 display* Just kidding, you look waaaaaaay too dumb for something like that. Pre-order Zelda: Skyward Sword for me?
Thanks to Teema, Josh and carlo, who just pre-ordered their copies like normal people.