Published November 07, 2011
In a heist worthy of any video game, brazen French bandits stole more than $1 million worth of copies of the new blockbuster first-person shooter "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," newspaper Le Parisien reported.
Two trucks containing thousands of copies of the game -- due to hit stores Tuesday -- were hijacked within an hour of each other Saturday morning in the suburbs of the French capital, with the value of the loot estimated at €780,000, or a little over $1 million.
In the first incident, the attackers hit a truck carrying the games with a vehicle, forcing the delivery drivers to stop and inspect the damage. They were confronted with two men wearing ski masks and armed with knives, who threw tear gas and made off with the truck.
An hour later, a truck carrying another consignment came across a vehicle blocking the road. When it stopped, three armed men jumped out, and one of them pointed a handgun at the driver, forcing him to abandon the truck.
The robbers remain at large.