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PS3 thefts spread across the Pacific

Kyle Orland

It seems that the robberies and violence surrounding the PS3 launch are not just limited to the United States. The Associated Press reported yesterday on a shipment of 180 PS3s that disappeared from the front of a Tokyo warehouse in advance of shipment to retailers. Police said a Meitetsu Golden Air Cargo employee noticed the systems were missing about four hours after they were stacked in front of the warehouse.

The crime was a bit more personal in Endeavour Hills, Australia, where the Berwick News reports a 38-year-old man was pushed to the ground and robbed of his "Playstation" while walking a suburban street at 1:30 a.m. The article doesn't specifically state that the system was a PS3, but we can't think of any reason why a man would be walking the streets with any other Playstation product in the wee hours of the Australian PS3 launch day.

In domestic PS3 crime news, a third suspect has been arrested in the shooting and attempted robbery of a Putnam, Conn. man waiting to buy four PS3s on launch day last month. Armando Guzman, 28, is being held on a $1 million bond after being charged with
attempted murder, robbery, assault and other crimes. It's not yet clear what role police believe Guzman had in the crime or how he is connected to the two other men accused of the same crimes. The victim's description of the incident included only two gunmen.

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