News: Nintendo Wii U Consoles Stolen in Seattle Heist

It’s daylight robber-Wii!!

By Luke Brown. Posted 12/18/2012 19:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

A group of thieves in the US have pulled off the perfect robbery. However, their booty was not diamonds, cold hard cash or gold bullion; these guys had far better taste than that and managed to make off with 7,000 Wii U consoles.

They raided a Nintendo distribution center in Seattle on Saturday, using forklifts and a number of large trucks identical to the one found in the picture below. The Seattle police were quoted as saying the following:

“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 7,000 Wii [U] game consoles.”


So, if any of you in the vicinity of Seattle wake up on Christmas morning to find a Wii U console sitting under the tree, please keep in mind you may well be handling stolen goods. The decision to do the right thing and return your gift to the local authorities, or ignore your moral duties and plough straight into a lengthy Mario session is a tough one– Nintendojo will not judge any of you who may opt for the latter. We all know that Nintendo is far more important than common decency or universal notions of right and wrong.

Anyone with information may call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 or 911 if you see any of the vehicles.

Source: Eurogamer

2 Responses to “News: Nintendo Wii U Consoles Stolen in Seattle Heist”

  • 48 points
    RodSF4 says...

    i bet they are using the latest cloaking technology to hide those trucks! jeez…

    well, these Wii Us have unique serial numbers, and tracing them would be the first thing that comes to mind.

  • 96 points
    morpha says...

    You have to wonder what kind of security they had there… these guys took quite a while loading trucks with forklifts.

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