Grand theft of Grand Theft Auto
Sep 17, 2013 / 12:30 pm
British police say a man who bought a copy of "Grand Theft Auto V" when it went on sale at midnight was attacked, stabbed and robbed of the game on his way home.
The Metropolitan Police force said the 23-year-old man, who has not been named, was attacked near a supermarket in north London early Tuesday. He was hit with a brick, stabbed and stripped of his mobile phone, watch and his copy of the game.
Police said the victim was in a stable condition in a hospital. Three men were arrested Tuesday in connection with the crime.
British game-players lined up outside stores to get their hands on the latest installment in the mayhem-filled adventure game series, which went on sale Tuesday.
In Kelowna, several hundred people lined up outside of EB Games on Banks Road for several hours for the midnight release of the game Monday night.
Despite the line-ups, store officials say copies of the game are still available for sale.
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