Nov. 8, 2010 at 2:08 PM ET
As the game-playing world gears up for one of the year's biggest game launches, two men apparently decided they didn't want to have to wait in long lines to get their copies of "Call of Duty: Black Ops" when it hits stores tomorrow.
They also decided they didn't want to have to pay any money for the game.
Instead, they picked up hand guns, held up a Baltimore-area GameStop store and then proceeded to take 100 copies of the much-anticipated first-person shooting game.
The Harford County, Md., sheriff's office told The Baltimore Sun that the Saturday night robbery took place as GameStop employees at a store in the Bel Air shopping center were about to close up shop.
Armed with semi-automatic handguns, the men stole four cases full of "Black Ops" games along with some cash and game systems.
Sheriff's officials said that two customers walked into the store while the robbery was under way. They were forced into a storage area at gunpoint. But neither they nor the employees were injured during the robbery.
Needless to say, the Harford County Sheriff's department would like you Maryland-area residents to give them a ring if anyone offers you a suspiciously sweet early deal on a copy of "Black Ops" (which will retail for $60).
And by the way, this was the second armed robbery of a Harford County GameStop store in less than three weeks. Sheriff's officials seem to think the two incidents just may be related.