Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Did Thieves Make Off With 6000 Copies of Modern Warfare 3?
Written Monday, November 07, 2011 By Richard Walker
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In something that befits a launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's magnitude, reports abound that professional masked highway robbers in France have rammed and hijacked a truck, stealing its precious cargo of video games, in what sounds like a heist from a movie. That stolen video game is apparently Modern Warfare 3.

The truck was reportedly driving through Créteil in southern Paris, before being smashed off the road by another vehicle and set upon by two masked men brandishing knives. The thieves then used tear gas to subdue the truck's driver and his colleague, before making off with the vehicle's contents.

Initial reports didn't specify which game had been stolen from the truck in Paris, but subsequent stories sourcing French news agency France-Info say that the thieves took 6000 copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, valued at somewhere in the region of €400,000. Blimey! Modern Warfare 3 is out tomorrow.

[Via Kotaku | Thanks, Samier]


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Comment #1 by fletchar2
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 09:59:39 AM
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Guess they wanted to prestige as soon as possible..

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Comment #2 by ps3guru
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:00:05 AM
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Thats crazy, are perople really this stupid? I mean what if someone got killed or something, is a game really worth it?

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Comment #3 by I3loodthirsty
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:01:23 AM
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they should of had the driver dressed as a nazi then the french would of eather ran way or surrendered :D

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Comment #4 by Gho-Zti
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:06:31 AM
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Oh man, some people who preordered this will be pissed tomorrow. :p

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Comment #5 by ZACHSP8
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:07:43 AM
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Now that is what you call a trophy whore and a hardcore gamer.LOL

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Comment #6 by Chrissycooza1
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:10:00 AM
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LOL clearly the midnight release just isnt early enough, all eyes turn to see if we can get MW3 for cheapness

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Comment #7 by JLaflamme26
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:11:41 AM
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That is just non-sense I hope they get captured and put in a room full of tear gas. I cannot believe what some people are willing to do for something as "insignificant" as a video game that comes out in just one day. I hope they track all the pass numbers in each game and everyone that plays a copy gets banned and tear gassed as well.

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Comment #8 by sol!dpes
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:13:28 AM
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Well they at least have a story for a next CoD: Call Of Duty: Today Warfare: How they stolen MW3.

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Comment #9 by Chum
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:13:50 AM
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They will make lots of money off this. They could easily just go to the midnight releases and sell copies for half the price and people would buy it.

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Comment #10 by Golem25
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:35:13 AM
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How cute. Nice plan, but next time they should aim higher than jacking a load of copies of a rehashed-to-death game that`s coming out the next day.

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Comment #11 by kakihara301
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:43:02 AM
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Do you think the robbers had a clan name? =D

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Comment #12 by Galaxy Silver
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:43:55 AM
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"No Russian."

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Comment #13 by crapstain101
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:49:16 AM
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haha just when you thought you've seen it all!

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Comment #14 by Eternalchaos72
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:50:22 AM
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omg i have this pre-ordered i better get my copy tomorrow from

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Comment #15 by abel1389
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:55:59 AM
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Whiteboy7thstreet, you'll never get away with this!!! :D

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Comment #16 by legrooos
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 11:31:25 AM
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I'm french and feel ashame for what this pityfull beings have done..There's more thing important in the world than risk people lives for a day of gaming of fucking company that mocks players with bullshit games.

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Comment #17 by Baloth
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 11:36:29 AM
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Wasn't there also a truck also heading to Micromania robbed in Mantes-la-Jolie (France) last weekend that also contained mostly MW3 copies?

Sounds like an inside job to me.

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Comment #18 by POISONMAN
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 11:38:31 AM
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dumb ass

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Comment #19 by Macthillien
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 11:43:40 AM
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Comment #20 by fatjow
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 12:09:23 PM
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LOL now we know what the next dlc for payday the heist will be
it will be titled "Rob the MW3 truck 1 night be4 it commes out" XD

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Comment #21 by fatjow
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 12:22:18 PM
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btw aby1 knows how to get my gamercard up here tried some stuff but couldn't do it

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Comment #22 by bunglemat
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 12:28:10 PM
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i hope they burnt every copy

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Comment #23 by POISONMAN
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 01:01:35 PM
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why steal a truck full of mw3 games i really hope they catch them put there ass in lock up now they got to make up all the money they lose & order more so people can get them and play stealing a truck dumb ass

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Comment #24 by Shadowrider50
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 01:20:56 PM
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Haha using Battlefield 3 tactics to pwn modern warfare 3!

... EPIC!

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Comment #25 by Scorpkahn
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 01:27:42 PM
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Comment #26 by CampKiIIYourself
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 01:51:12 PM
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Comment #27 by uchihaayub
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 01:52:57 PM
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They must of mistaken the game for Skyrim.

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Comment #28 by djjokkepappa
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 02:12:00 PM
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@2 not the game but the people hwo did this obviously wanted some money, hwo the fuck would have done it for the game? they're just going to sell it a little cheaper than stores

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Comment #29 by Beanietheman PST
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 03:18:24 PM
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french news update: In latest news some masked men have hijacked a lorry containing 6000 copies of CoD MW3.

Swedish news update: And that dog never made it out alive... In other news That big ass building up the road called DICE seem to be having a huge party and giving out free copies of what they call prehistoric war... hmm ... perhaps the booze is free

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Comment #30 by Napoleon1814
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 04:06:11 PM
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Better yet they should have pretended t be Petain supporters and then revealed their identities.
As they say of the French in world war 2: Their were plenty of rifles left over, never fired once, just dropped once.

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Comment #31 by KindredCampbell
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 04:18:36 PM
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free copies of MW3 ,, yesss

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Comment #32 by Sonic204
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 04:29:03 PM
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When you hijack a truck to steal a video game, you know there's not much left hope for you.

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Comment #33 by Jpyo
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 05:37:11 PM
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Haha, this should totally be DLC for PAYDAY The Heist.

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Comment #34 by maiku1
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 06:30:46 PM
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What's kinda sad is the items they stole could prolly only get them US$30k max. If your gonna steal something like this, aim higher cuz the punishment is gonna be the same no matter what. At least they used gas and knives. Mostlikely no one got seriously injured since there was no news of it cuz if they did, that would have been icing on the cake.

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Comment #35 by Scarfacew00t
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 06:37:06 PM
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Sounds like : Hey mec on va passer moderne warfare 3 6000 fois hahaha la putain! .. bunch of scrubs lol seriously.. What were they thinking?

Anyway to catch up on that robbery, Activision will only sell DLCs 17.99 instead of 14.99 lol

Stupid robbers

Allons tous manger notre pain baguette maintenant en buvant notre vin en chantant la marseillese

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Comment #36 by Zero resistance
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 07:45:11 PM
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Thats a LOT of beer coasters.

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Comment #37 by vincentdante
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 08:29:33 PM
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Thieves? I thought they were garbage men, since all they did was remove this trash from our streets.

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Comment #38 by Yoyo The King
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 06:31:27 AM
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In mt country it got released early 3 days , usuallt it should be 250 in ny currencey but it became 450 and alot of people bought it . LOL

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