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Chester boys attacked by Grand Theft Auto snatchers

CONTROVERSIAL computer game Grand Theft Auto 4, known for its violent game play, led to a real life crime in Chester.

CONTROVERSIAL computer game Grand Theft Auto 4, known for its violent game play, led to a real life crime in Chester.

Two boys had their copy of the 18 rated game stolen from them while walking towards Boughton after buying it from Game on Foregate Street, Chester.

A police spokesperson said: “It was a snatching. It looks like somebody has run up behind two young lads walking through Boughton, grabbed a carrier bag with Grand Theft Auto 4 and a hints book, ran off and jumped into a vehicle. The vehicle will have been from the area.”There have been other reports of “pre-launch violence” across the UK. On Tuesday a man was stabbed while waiting in line to buy the game in Croydon, Surrey, leading some bystanders to think it was a promotional stunt.

In Leyland, Lancashire an 18-year-old man was mugged by two thieves who punched him to the ground and kicked him, shattering his nose and jaw before snatching the game and running away.

 

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