Police: Gamestop robber called ahead to have items set aside

Jan. 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM
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NASHVILLE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Nashville police said a man who stole an Xbox One system and games from a Gamestop store called ahead to make sure the items would be ready to go.

Investigators said surveillance video from outside the Gamestop store in Nashville's Madison neighborhood shows the man arrive in the parking lot in a Nissan Versa around 10 a.m. Wednesday and circle the parking lot for more than an hour before pulling in close to the store, WSMV-TV, Nashville, reported Tuesday.

Police said the man then called the store from the parking lot and said he needed the $499.99 Xbox One system and about $200 worth of kid-friendly games as a gift. He asked employees to have the items ready for him to pick up on his way to work.

The man, who was wearing a blue mask over his face, then entered the store, displayed a black semi-automatic handgun to the clerk and took the bag containing the items he ordered as well as about $600 from the cash register.

The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s wearing all blue clothing.

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