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Man mugged for copy of 'Grand Theft Auto V'

Tuesday - 9/17/2013, 2:46pm  ET

This Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 photo shows the "Grand Theft Auto V " billboard at Figueroa Hotel in Los Angeles. ( AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LONDON (AP) -- British police say a man who bought a copy of "Grand Theft Auto V" when it went on sale at midnight was attacked, stabbed and robbed of the game on his way home.

The Metropolitan Police force said the 23-year-old man, who has not been named, was attacked near a supermarket in north London early Tuesday. He was hit with a brick, stabbed and stripped of his mobile phone, watch and his copy of the game.

Police said the victim was in a stable condition in a hospital. Three men were arrested Tuesday in connection with the crime.

British game-players lined up outside stores to get their hands on the latest installment in the mayhem-filled adventure game series, which went on sale Tuesday.


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