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Armed robbers steal 6000 copies of Modern Warfare 3

Latest Tango in Paris.

In France, two masked men armed with tear gas and knives stole a truck thought to contain around 6000 copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

French news channel TF1 (translated by Eurogamer) claimed that at 8am Sunday morning, 10km south-east of Paris, a car crashed into a van containing unspecified video game cargo worth €400,000.

The two men driving the van left the vehicle to "make a report" - presumably phone emergency services. It was then they were reportedly sprayed with tear gas by two men whose faces were obscured. The criminals then climbed into the van holding the video game cargo and fled.

A subsequent report by AFP (Agence France Presse) revealed the €400,000 cargo to be copies of Modern Warfare 3. Mathematically, this was said to represent 6000 copies of Modern Warfare 3, or thereabouts.

What has happened to the copies is unknown. Online marketplace eBay, however, is awash with copies of Modern Warfare 3. But you're unlikely to receive them before those people queuing to buy Modern Warfare 3 at midnight tonight.

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