French Thieves Make Off With Over $1-Million In Copies Of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

November 7, 2011


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?

Thousands of Copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Stolen [gamespy]

Thanks to Teema, Josh and carlo, who just pre-ordered their copies like normal people.

  • $18912363

    Block all the product keys from the shipments, assuming they have that kind of detailed info.

  • it is atrocious man, Activision would spend £millions just to work with fbi to retrack the tracks of the trucks. but would they really go to that lent to recover copies?

    they need to because these same people may hit another publisher!

  • Job Genders

    You know what's even worse? This is a level from Modern Warfare 2! It's the multiplayer level: Strike

  • Damn French!  When I get to that part of the game, I'm totally not going to save France!!

  • just like the bad guy from BF3 said
    "you come to invade our counties, yet we are the terrorist!?"

  • Brian Lopez


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