With all the reports we’ve been hearing of thieves making off with high-tech goods in heists by using forklifts already present at the scene of the crime, it makes us think someone needs to lock up the equipment a wee bit better. In the latest “here, use our stuff to steal our stuff” story, police are trying to find the people who lifted $2 million worth of Nintendo Wii U gaming consoles from a warehouse at SeaTac’s Seattle Air Cargo. Cops tell ABC News the pilferers wer able to boost about 7,000 of the consoles from the warehouse, aided by forklifts used there.
“I’ve been a cop for 28 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said an officer. “This has come straight out of the movies.”
The thieves drove two trucks into a Nintendo distribution site inside Seattle Air Cargo on Saturday night about 9, and gathered up the consoles with the forklifts there. Then they simply loaded two semi-truck trailers and a box van up with their loot and drove away.
It took workers until noon on Sunday to realize something was amiss — namely empty Nintendo pallets sitting around and a few trucks that were supposed to be there but weren’t.
Cops are flummoxed thus far.
“If we don’t get any tips ahead of time, it will be the selling of these consoles that will lead to their capture,” said the officer. “It’s gonna be pretty hard to hide 7,000 Wii game consoles.”
Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii Consoles [ABC News]