Thieves steal whole lorry full of PS3 games…twice

Watch out for someone trying to flog you some suspiciously cheap PS3 games, as they may well have fallen off the back of a lorry. The dirty criminals grabbed the loot in Northampton while the lorry driver was ‘resting his eyes’.

Seven pallets full of precious video game cargo, including 16,000 copies of recently-released Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway, were loaded onto a blue Renault lorry and driven to Leeds.  However, sharp-eyed police spotted the fake number plates and recovered the stolen goods.

The incriminating vehicle was taken to a tightly-controlled police compound, but the plot thickened when the shutters at the secure depot were smashed open and the lorry was re-nicked before it could be checked for fingerprints or DNA.

The lorry was then found again last Monday in a Matalan car park in Bradford, but the £600,000 worth of Playstation 3 titles were nowhere to be found. Police are appealing for witnesses to the thefts or any info on the whereabouts of the games.

A police spokesman said: “We are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry, including eBay transactions where a number of the games have been potentially identified as being advertised for sale. Arrests have already been made in respect of this.”

Publishers Ubisoft reassured: “Fans needn’t worry, as more stock is being parachuted in.”