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CCTV image shows nefarious looking one-armed man selling stolen copies of Modern Warfare 3

According to reports over the weekend, two masked individuals ambushed a lorry near Paris with tear gas and really sharp knives on Saturday morning. They made off with an estimated haul of 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 worth 400,000 Euros. That's more than half a million US Dollars. Thankfully, the perpetrators chose not to shockingly massacre innocent civilians in a shamelessly transparent attempt to generate controversy.

Above: What the lorry ambush might have looked like if it was made into a Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer map

In an unexpected twist, an anonymous man with a noteworthy moustache and dressed as a bush handed us the following CCTV image, which was taken late last night at a French market:

It seems to show a nefarious looking one-armed man selling stolen copies of Modern Warfare 3. Could this be one of the individuals behind the robbery? Police say the man is a known criminal, although they thought "he had been killed at the end of the first game but to be honest we've kind of lost track because the Modern Warfare plots are a bit of a bloody mess really."

If you have any information that might help the authorities, let us know in the comments.

14 comments

  • ThatGamerDude - November 7, 2011 7:08 p.m.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/gamereport/french_hijackers_steal_worth_of_ySs7JWjNuwzl87s81IyFoL So the article is true up to the part about Zachaev (obviously). How sad but what do they plan on doing with 6.000 copies of MW3? Oh right sell them...
  • jonastaylor - November 7, 2011 4:21 p.m.

    I registered just to voice how pathetic this article is. It's sad when websites chase page views over journalistic integrity. I really hope the author isn't paid for articles like this, as that would be an insult to all the people struggling to find work.
  • birdro - November 7, 2011 5:29 p.m.

    The article is obviously a joke, on a day where so many articles are already popping up, it's not really an issue for one article to goof off. I kind of miss the frequency of these kind of articles now that Gamesradar's gone more informative aside from top seven's and Buttercup's articles naturally.
  • sdbrooks - November 8, 2011 3:11 a.m.

    My friend, I understand what you are saying, but this article isn't meant to be taken seriously. GamesRadar has gone the more serious route the past few years, however, every once in awhile it's okay to goof off a bit. Cundy isn't making light of a serious situation; it's a fictional comedy piece.
  • talleyXIV - November 7, 2011 12:38 p.m.

    This is a joke, you can't tell?
  • artoo.deletes.cookies - November 7, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    Call me dumb, but this is confusing me a lot. Is this saying that the "attack" (which this would make staged) was a publicity stunt or is Activision trying to make light of a serious issue or is GR just kidding around?
  • rob619 - November 7, 2011 9:01 a.m.

    I dont get this, loll? Someone explain..
  • sdbrooks - November 8, 2011 3:13 a.m.

    It's a joke. I'm guessing he's making fun of Activision. It's very likely that MW3 will feature something that's only meant to generate controversy. Like men in Paris armed with knives and tear gas...
  • PevMaster - November 7, 2011 7:20 a.m.

    IS this a f*cking joke? Lol?!
  • Y2Ken - November 7, 2011 6:51 a.m.

    Oh snap Cundy. Nice one! You guys going to be playing MW3 in some kind of event as with the previous games?
  • Ultimadrago - November 7, 2011 6:24 a.m.

    Lol, oh Gamesradar. You so silly!
  • industriedude - November 7, 2011 6:20 a.m.

    heh heh heh, fantastic took me over 10 friggin tries to get the reCAPTCHA. stupidest thing ever
  • jamboy199three - November 7, 2011 8:13 a.m.

    I think that makes you the stupidest thing ever
  • TheCakeIsaPie - November 7, 2011 10:28 a.m.

    No, your mom is the stupidest thing ever. oh, snap.

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