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Man assaulted, Grand Theft Auto V stolen

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An angry still from Grand Theft Auto V. (Credit: Rockstar Games)

A London man suffered a stabbing attack in which his newly purchased copy of Grand Theft Auto V was stolen.

By Amanda Kooser, CNET

Much of the core gameplay in the Grand Theft Auto series involves illegal activities. It's just better when those heists remain in the realm of the imaginary. A London man wasn't so fortunate.

The much-anticipated Grand Theft Auto V went on sale at midnight. Just over an hour later, a gamer who stayed up late to buy a copy was assaulted.

BBC News quotes a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman as saying, "The victim had been shopping and was on his way home when he was hit with a brick. He was then stabbed and robbed."

BBC News reports the victim is in stable condition at a hospital and that no arrest has been made. The police are asking the public for any leads.

A watch and phone were stolen along with the game. There's no indication of whether or not the game was the impetus for the attack or a opportunistic side effect of the mugging.

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