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Thieves have stolen about 7,000 Wii U consoles from SeaTac airport in Seattle, Washington. The thieves are though to have stolen approximately $2 millions worth.
“I’ve been a cop for cop 28 years” says Sgt. Cindy West, “and I’ve never seen anything like this. This has come straight out of the movies.” The daring thieves stole the consoles by breaking into an air cargo warehouse holding 7,000 Premium and Basic Wii U bundles.
Adding insult to injury, using the airports forklifts, the robbers loaded the consoles onto trucks between 9pm on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Whilst the trucks are thought to have been abandoned, the Wii U consoles have yet to be seen again. Police are expecting to see the missing consoles surface just in time for the Christmas and January sales.
“It will be the selling of these consoles that will lead to their capture. It’s gonna be pretty hard to hide 7,000 Wii game consoles”.
Hiding the consoles will be no easy task since the consoles are likely barcoded and each will have its own unique serial number.
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