Two men steal over 100 copies of CoD:BO at gunpoint.

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  1. Tempbot

    Tempbot Tunnel Snakes rule

    pip Contributor
    Nov 21, 2007
    Two men steal over 100 copies of CoD:BO at gunpoint.


    Handgun-wielding robbers who burst into a video-game store in Harford County over the weekend made off with more than just cash. They also stole more than 100 copies of the highly anticipated "Call of Duty: Black Ops," which won't go on sale until Tuesday.

    At least two men were involved in the robbery, timing it for when the GameStop in the Festival at Bel Air shopping center on Bel Air South Parkway was about to close on Saturday night, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said Sunday. The men, armed with semi-automatic guns, stole four cases full of "Black Ops" — the newest game in the popular "Call of Duty" series — as well as cash and game systems.


    While the robbery at the Bel Air store was under way on Saturday, two customers stopped by and were forced into a storage area at gunpoint. Neither they nor store employees were hurt, the sheriff's office said.[/p]

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    I guess they figured a game store wouldn't have the kind of security a pawn or jewelry store would, and they'd be able to sell off the copies without worrying about being tracked like with a gun or other valuable object.
    Contributed by Rydian
  2. Phoenix Goddess

    Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

    Apr 25, 2009
    United States
    Away from civilization.
    One of the reasons why my boss and I couldn't punch and kick the hell out of each other when we were working(At Gamestop) was because of the security cameras.
    Many people think security cameras at Gamestop stores are never on or working, when it's actually quite the opposite, thankfully.

    These guys were fools.
    Desperate ones XD
    I hope the game was worth jailtime and never being able to play it for a while.
  3. clonesniper666

    clonesniper666 KRII LUN AUS

    Jul 31, 2007
    United States
    The Great Underworld Warzone
    They must have just seen the Black Ops commercial and actually believed they had a soldier inside of them. Just tells you haow to get a game early at gamestop, if they dont already have it for sell.

    Also mean (men).
  4. Kwartel

    Kwartel The fairest in all the land

    Apr 11, 2009
    100 * $40 on eBay = $400

    Good choice since it's such a hyped game!

    EDIT: This doesn't mean I aprove it!
  5. MasterPenguin

    MasterPenguin GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 16, 2008
    I wish I lived where they sell brand new games for $40.

  6. science

    science science rules

    Jun 9, 2006
    Wow $400! These guys are probably going to make a swimming pool filled with money, a la Duck Tales.
  7. Kwartel

    Kwartel The fairest in all the land

    Apr 11, 2009
    I mean, since the risk is a lot smaller than the bank, and you get less with robbing a store..
  8. TheDestroyer

    TheDestroyer GBAtemp's Official Keyblade Master™

    May 5, 2009
    United States
    My Destroyed Village
    Isn't 40 x 100 = 4000? [​IMG]

    But anyway, I guess this proves how awesome the game will be lol
  9. injected11

    injected11 Crescent Fresh™

    Jul 17, 2009
    United States
    You may want to re-work your math...
  10. Ethevion

    Ethevion Wannabe Artist

    Sep 23, 2010
    What a bunch of losers. Get a job and you'll have more than enough to pay for it.
  11. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

    Aug 2, 2008
    its already leaked here in the middle east - shady stores in Lebanon have the game already for the Ps3 getting my copy as soon as i leave work !

    like killzone 2 - only we got that some 12 days before release [​IMG] hahahah love this country.
  12. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

    Apr 4, 2009
    I'm sure they could sell it for more than $40. Even more if it wasn't coming out tomorrow, so by the time they shipped it, it'd already be in shops.
  13. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    He's talking about the price they could sell the stolen copies for.
  14. MeritsAlone

    MeritsAlone GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 4, 2010
    Is 40$ expensive or cheap for a game >_>
    i live in sweden so i dont know since i dont utilize $... however that doesnt mean i dont have it $_$
  15. B-Blue

    B-Blue slut

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    Sep 18, 2006
    Is this how they advertise for games these days?
  16. stanleyopar2000

    stanleyopar2000 Dirty Weeb ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Jun 22, 2007
    United States
    wow...these release groups are getting desperate to leak the game...

    is this plan B?

    Plan A was to leak it on the intenet....but the dumb fuck on youtube (who most likely endangered a high ranking releaser) showed the game and the pigs tracked him down...and "talked" to him...
  17. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    these guys obviously dont know what torrents are about

    where were the security guards? a company as big as GS should atleast have stronger protection from these things though losing like 8000$ isnt much of a problem (with insurance) but losing the game systems would be quite a blow
    if ppl are getting their games thru stealing, then grow up

    PS - CoD-BO is already out ie. clone dvd version.
  18. Centrix

    Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

    Aug 28, 2008
    United States
    This kinda of stuff happened at the Gamestop I use to work at in Colton, CA, it wasn't nearly as bad as this though!...Why can't ppl just learn to earn money ligit and go buy the damn games!...sheesh!
  19. Juanmatron

    Juanmatron Slater Color

    Aug 5, 2008
    SEGA's World
    Don't stole them, pirate it! XD.

    Activision is no longer knows how to promote the game [​IMG]
  20. Ritsuki


    Mar 15, 2008
    Just imagine the scene :

    "DON'T MOVE ! IT'S A HOLDUP ! Ok now we are going to take some copies of CoD:BO and if anybody moves, I'll shoot him ! TIZ IZ SRS BIZNESS !"

    If I was in the shop at that moment I would be like, WTF are you doing guys [​IMG] ?
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