Monday, September 1, 2014

Heist: Over $2 million worth of Wii U stock stolen from Seattle’s SeaTac airport

As in gaming, so it is in reality. Over 7000 Wii U units were stolen in a successfully staged heist at Seattle’s SeaTac airport, the King County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed.

The units are said to be split even between the basic and deluxe models, worth approximately $2.28 million.

In the heist, 64 pallets of Wii Us were loaded into two semi trucks using a forklift, ABC News reports.

Said Sgt. Cindy West:

I’ve been a cop for 28 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this. This has come straight out of the movies.

If we don’t get any tips ahead of time, it will be the selling of these consoles that will lead to their capture. It’s gonna be pretty hard to hide 7000 Wii [U] game consoles.

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  • nick

    OUCH!
    poor ninty, there struggling to sell units, and struggling to get supplies back and now this happens.
    hopefully these bastards are caught and strung by their own entrails!