(Image source: Slash Gear)

BY LOGAN TITTLE

ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER

 

Authorities in Washington are investigating a heist over the weekend involving thousands of Nintendo Wii U consoles. Here’s WJLA.

 

“Police say the culprits loaded about 7,000 Wii U’s into two tractor-trailers in a small box truck. This time its not clear if the theft is an inside job.”

 

The thieves reportedly broke in during a snowstorm while the warehouse was closed Saturday night and one officer told WSYX she has never seen anything like it.

 

“I've been a cop for 28 years, and honestly, I can't remember the last time we had something like this where people pulled in and literally took a warehouse full of merchandise out.”

 

Kotaku reports these hardware hauling mystery men also stole the trucks they used to load the consoles and stand to make a pretty penny. “With an average price of around $US300 per console, that means the thieves made off with around $US2.1 million in hardware. Dang.”

 

Authorities reportedly do not have any clues regarding the identity of the thieves, but are confident that selling 7,000 consoles is a tough thing to hide—so if you get an offer for a Wii U that might seem a little too good to be true, it probably is.

Nintendo Wii U Heist Totals $2.1 Million

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Dec 19, 2012

Nintendo Wii U Heist Totals $2.1 Million

 

(Image source: Slash Gear)

BY LOGAN TITTLE

ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER

 

Authorities in Washington are investigating a heist over the weekend involving thousands of Nintendo Wii U consoles. Here’s WJLA.

 

“Police say the culprits loaded about 7,000 Wii U’s into two tractor-trailers in a small box truck. This time its not clear if the theft is an inside job.”

 

The thieves reportedly broke in during a snowstorm while the warehouse was closed Saturday night and one officer told WSYX she has never seen anything like it.

 

“I've been a cop for 28 years, and honestly, I can't remember the last time we had something like this where people pulled in and literally took a warehouse full of merchandise out.”

 

Kotaku reports these hardware hauling mystery men also stole the trucks they used to load the consoles and stand to make a pretty penny. “With an average price of around $US300 per console, that means the thieves made off with around $US2.1 million in hardware. Dang.”

 

Authorities reportedly do not have any clues regarding the identity of the thieves, but are confident that selling 7,000 consoles is a tough thing to hide—so if you get an offer for a Wii U that might seem a little too good to be true, it probably is.

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