"Call of Duty: Black Ops," games stolen in armed robbery
The much-anticipated video war game "Call of Duty: Black Ops" isn't due out until Tuesday, so if you're playing it now, it might have been stolen at gunpoint this weekend.
The Sun's Jamie Smith-Hopkins reports that three robbers armed with semi-automatic handguns burst into a GameStop store in the Festival of Bel Air Shopping Center Saturday night and stole four cases of the game:
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.A statement from the Harford County Sheriff's Office and descriptions of the robbers:
The "Black Ops" games stolen Saturday night had been set aside for sale on Tuesday, said Monica Worrell, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. Fans across the country have pre-ordered copies to avoid missing out.
ARMED ROBBERY OF GAME STOP STORE N BEL AIR
(Bel Air MD, November 7, 2010) On Saturday, November 6, 2010 at approximately 9:20pm, Harford County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies responded to a 911 call regarding an armed robbery in progress at the Game Stop Store located at the Festival at Bel Air - 5 Bel Air South Parkway, Bel Air MD.
As the store was closing for the evening, the suspects armed with black semi automatic handguns, entered the store stealing cash from the register, several X-Box game systems and portable game systems. In addition, they stole an assortment of new release video games, including the video game, "Call of Duty-Black Ops", which is not scheduled for release for sale until November 9, 2010.
While the robbery was in progress, two customers approached the front door of the store. They were originally told by one of the robbers that the store was closed, but one of the suspects then let the customers in to the store, ushering them at gunpoint into the store's back storage area. Neither employees nor customers were physically injured during the robbery.
Detectives believe that there are at least two suspects involved in this armed robbery and may be the same individuals who committed the armed robbery of the Game Stop in Aberdeen on October 21, 2010.
• Suspect # 1 is described as a black male with shoulder length brown, black dreadlocks. Height - approximately 5'8" tall. Weight - approximately 160 lbs. He was wearing a red do rag style head covering, a green and brown leather jacket, blue jeans and black biker glasses and black boots
• Suspect # 2 is described as bald black male. Height - Approximately 6'0" tall. Weight - approximately 180 lbs. He was wearing a NC blue baseball cap, dark blue jeans and a lighter blue hoodie with holes through out it.
• At this time it is believed, that a late model white mini van - possibly a Dodge Caravan, was used as the suspects getaway car.
If anyone has information regarding this crime are encouraged to contact Harford County Sheriff's Office Detective Phil Golden at 410-836-5430.