Thief Steals $40,000 Of Goods From Valve

The thief was caught on GameStop cameras selling stolen merchandise.

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Following a series of break-ins at Valve's headquarters in Washington, the suspect who stole over $40,000 from the game developer has been summoned to appear in court.

Police say Shawn Shaputis, 32, broke into Valve "four or five times" and stole more than $40,000 in games and equipment. Charges against Shaputis were filed last month, but the break-ins date back to June 2018. Local news station KIRO 7 reported that Shaputis is the same man who led police on a high-speed chase in a FedEx truck in July 2018. Shaputis already had six warrants out for his arrest prior to his court summons for the Valve burglary.

GamesIndustry.biz reports that Shaputis has been spotted on GameStop surveillance cameras selling stolen merchandise to the brick-and-mortar store.

Shaputis is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday. Another warrant for his arrest will be issued if he fails to appear.

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