Armed Robbers Are Now Using Pokémon Go To Find Victims to Rob

Armed Robbers Are Now Using Pokémon Go To Find Victims to Rob

July 10, 2016
Thieves are now using Pokémon Go to find victims to rob, according to a report by Gizmodo.
Police in O’Fallon, Missouri have arrested four men who used the game to find players at certain locations, then rob then at gun point. In the last couple days, about eight or nine people have been robbed, according to police in O’Fallon, Missouri.

UPDATE INFORMATION BELOW-This morning at approximately 2 am we responded to the report of an Armed Robbery near the…

Posted by O'Fallon Missouri Police Department on Sunday, July 10, 2016

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The robbers used Pokemon Go to predict where people might go by targeting the most popular PokeStops — which can be real world locations like businesses and landmarks.
The last reported incident happened Sunday morning at around 2am by men in a black BMW. Luckily, they were found and arrested by police shortly after.
The four men who were arrested ranged from ages 16 to 18. Their identities have yet to be released.
Be careful out there future Pokémon Masters!
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