Pokemon GO gamers robbed at gunpoint in London park

A male uses a smart phone in front of an ad board bearing the image of Pokemon Go at an electronic shop in Tokyo, Japan, July 27, 2016.

Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Three teens playing the hit game Pokemon GO have been robbed at gunpoint in a north London park and forced to hand over their smart phones, British cops stated on Saturday. Armed burglaries are uncommon in Britain and authorities said they were hunting three suspects thought to be aged around 16 or 17 in relation to the event on Tuesday night. While one suspect required that the three teenagers turn over their phones, a 2nd revealed exactly what the cops said was a handgun from his waistband. The three teenagers turned over their phones and left the scene unhurt.

Nintendo Pokemon GO has actually become the unexpected and runaway smash hit of the year, with gamers looking at their mobile screens to discover virtual Pokemon characters that are appearing at office spaces, dining establishments, museums, parks and other sites via the enhanced truth technology. The video game has actually currently been blamed for a rash of accidents and a multitude of mishaps coming from distracted gamers.

First presented simply over 3 weeks earlier, the game has increasing Nintendo’s market value by HALF.

( Reporting by Kate Holton; Modifying by Alexander Smith).

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