Police make arrests in PS3 theft

Authorities reportedly believe California GameStop heist was actually an inside job; two store employees arrested.

Earlier this month, the PlayStation 3 launch was accompanied by a handful of reported robberies, with an Elk Grove, California, GameStop reportedly having four PS3 systems and several Xbox 360 systems stolen by a pair of armed men.

Now The Sacremento Bee, which originally reported the story, is saying that police believe that two of the store's employees were in on the robbery. Two 19-year-olds who were employed by the store were arrested last week on charges of suspected embezzlement, burglary, and conspiracy, according to the paper. One of them has also been charged with filing a false police report.

Police have not yet recovered the stolen systems, and it's unclear whether or not others were involved in the heist. As for what tipped police off to the scheme, one officer was quoted as saying, "Our detectives were able to gather information that wasn't consistent with a robbery...They felt there was more to the investigation than meets the eye."

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ewjim
ewjim

I would beat those"employees" to death! If I ever see them! :twisted:

Mertado
Mertado

That's my hometown. I used to shop at that store. Seeing the 'quality' employees they hired there, I'm not really surprised. Sam_Lowery - Obviously the 'stick up guys' were fake and the police aren't telling us how they know so they can continue their investigation and make more arrests/recover the goods. This isn't Aruba, the cops here actually know what they're doing.

Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

"Our detectives were able to gather information that wasn't consistent with a robbery" ...so what would a real robbery look like? I mean were the stick up guys too nice or something?

osxgp
osxgp

Pathetic! Hope they get what they deserve.

peyo6700
peyo6700

Morons.... yep lol a bunch of morons lool

theKSMM
theKSMM

I can't wait to see this storyline as another "ripped from the headlines" plot on sound here *

Phaje
Phaje

Reetesh, it actually does, just look at Enron. but you have to do it right, and obviously these idiots were not meant to be criminals

Cubb7
Cubb7

dang!! sux to be them.

Cloud737
Cloud737

Take that you thieves! I hope you are so scared that you regret stealing them. That`s what you get for your actions. I hope you weren`t thinking you could get away with it.

Phaje
Phaje

GreyWolf217, I could be wrong but as far as I know, Gamestop doesn't extend employee discounts to new consoles. that's the way it is where i work, anyway

gr8arm
gr8arm

Good luck bonding out of jail with a PS3. Now, instead of playing Resistance: Fall of Man, it's going to be hide the hot dog with Tiny, the horse-raping, backwoods giant.

DasLaMar
DasLaMar

Here's a tip. Don't drop the soap. "Not The Tossed Salad Man, Lord No" - Chris Rock

Expane
Expane

PWNED criminals have fun in jail, I hear the food is good and the beds are nice and comfy

Burning_Shadow
Burning_Shadow

Yep there screwed...firstley they dont get to keep the ps3's, secondley they go to jail , and thirdley there obviousley fired....as long as they dont drop the soap in jail there shouldent be a forth lol

NWA_31
NWA_31

Thats messed up.............I'll never risk my freedom for a console I can get in a month anyway....:|

bcolter
bcolter

"rc_guy24 Duh why not just rob a house.. its less risky " Try mine... and you'll find it pretty darn risky idiot! --- As the moron thief stares down the barrel of a shotgun....

wonkisjones
wonkisjones

menos mal que al fin arrestaron a uno de tantos!!! no es justo que agandallen así nomás!!! pobre gente que hizo fila y un gran esfuerzo para comprar su ps3!!!

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

Hahaha PWNT!! That's what you get for trying to ripoff hardcore fans who couldn't get the PS3!

stain1ess
stain1ess

"hahaha .. i wonder .. how old are these losers" "Two 19-year-olds who were employed by the store were arrested last week "

szindragon
szindragon

Man, I hope that PS3 was well worth it, in order to risk Tossin Salads over!

Ryuku
Ryuku

hahaha .. i wonder .. how old are these losers ..

TestigoCiego
TestigoCiego

This is precisely the reason you don't hire little kids to do this kind of thing. Granted, any person of any age (If they're stupid enough) might try to pull his off, but it is way more likely that little kids will actually do it. They can be tricked into it much more easily.

GreyWolf217
GreyWolf217

It's called and employee discount or maybe they hadn't heard of that (Hwa ha ha ha ha).

brandontek
brandontek

they have not got them back -.- i would have payed th store and kept the system if i was the cops.

Toadstool1969
Toadstool1969

Sucks for them. Crime doesn't pay. It's unfortunate this happened over something as trivial as a few consoles.

hye_03
hye_03

cant believe what people do for money...

lhardwick692
lhardwick692

people need to learn that crime doesnt pay--its idiots like these that makes the government spend out 100 of millions of dollars for prisons and officers to work in a world that doesnt give a rats arse about the law..not to mention..if they didnt need to spend so much money of lawbreakers..the money could be better spent.. then people posting here that these guys were idiots..not for doing the crime..but getting caught..what is wrong with this country...its wrong you idiots..if it keeps up..companies like gamestop will need to add better security and put the cost on us consumers...helllooooooo..then guys like you all..causing problems more than its worth.. stop the crime

Ryking
Ryking

I say hand them over to the people that got screwed out of getting a ps3. I'm from missouri, and there was a group of people standing in line for 20+ hours up at a kansas city store. well one of the guys in line starts throwing a fit, so the store kicked the whole bunch of people out of the store. Couple hours later they find the guy behind a building; he got the #$%@ beatin' out of him.

Solidesnake2004
Solidesnake2004

My Response: at least the public know now....but wheres the evidence? Stupid workers...can't get things done right.

abelmaestro
abelmaestro

Not impressed, there are people who would kill for a PS3....yeah I know they are tarded ppl.

bob_dartagnan
bob_dartagnan

Sweeeeet! Justice is served! Hang em by their toe nails!

kuledude
kuledude

guys just get wii screw trying to get the PS3. It aint the best

shizwill03
shizwill03

Idiots. You risk your freedom and record for a console....IDIOTS YOU ARE.

Hayabusa_san
Hayabusa_san

Hmm...for once, I don't have anything to comment. But then, what I just wrote was a comment. It's a paradox. Moving along...

falcon11
falcon11

So when I first read it, since I can't read well cause im an idiot, I thought it said 2 "Gamespot" employees. I was like whaaaaaaa!!! Haha

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

The benefit of police shows being profusely shown on TV - real-life detectives always gets ideas running in their heads thanks to watching the very well-scripted stories, twists and all...

saiyuki2
saiyuki2

if the police find the ps3s and xbox360s there are gonna keep it in the station to keep them company ;)