Transported Xbox 360 consoles worth $2M hijacked

Among all the PS3 / Wii commotion this week, Microsoft quietly celebrated their next-generation console’s first birthday, by offering their fans 360 reasons to love the Xbox 360. In turn, Microsoft also received a “gift” from a gang of die-hard fans (of Sony’s most likely) from England, who hijacked a couple of transports estimated at £1,000,000 worth of Xbox 360 consoles – that’s almost $2,000,000. The Staffordshire police reports that the latest robbery was carried out on Monday morning, by a group of organised thieves who managed to convince a lorry driver that something was caught under his wheels, and then upon exiting the vehicle beat him and left him on the roadside. After later dumping the lorry, the thieves took off with the £750,000 worth of Xbox 360 consoles, which, by CVG’s rocket-science calculations, add up to just over 2,500 units. But fear not, they will surely experience major overheating problems if they try to play them all at once.

This is the second such theft this month, because a trailer containing £260,000 worth of Xbox 360 consoles was also stolen a week ago, from a depot owned by the same company, Hellman Worldwide Logistics, curiously enough. The Staffordshire police made an appeal to the public, asking them to report if anyone offers them a shiny new console in suspicious circumstances, “such as in a pub, at a car boot sale or off the back of a lorry”. Well, selling such an amount of XboXes must be little hard if go you from house to house ) .

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