Police try and trace group after man stabbed and robbed of copy of Grand Theft Auto V

Fans queued outside stores nationwide hoping to get their hands on copies of the new computer game when it went on sale at 12.00am Tuesday morning

Fans queued outside stores nationwide hoping to get their hands on copies of the new computer game when it went on sale at 12.00am Tuesday morning


Detectives investigating the stabbing of a man in north London who was robbed of his brand new copy of Grand Theft Auto V are trying to trace anyone who was approached by a group of men around the time of the attack.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Service said officers are particularly keen to speak to members of the public who saw six males, two of whom were on bicycles, hanging around outside the Capitol Way exit of the Asda Supermarket in Colindale late on Monday night into the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The appeal follows a call to police at around 1.20am on Tuesday to Princes Avenue at the junction with Stag Lane to reports a man had been stabbed.

The spokesman said officers and paramedics attended and took the 23-year-old man to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

“The victim had been shopping and was on his way home when he was hit with a brick,” he said.

“He was then stabbed and robbed.”

A copy of the much-anticipated video game Grand Theft Auto 5, which had just been released, was stolen during the robbery, along with a watch and mobile phone.

Police say the motive for the attack is unclear at this stage.

Three males, two boys aged 15 and 16 and an 18-year-old man, were arrested on suspicion of robbery in the Colindale area and have all been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in early October.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police Brent Priority Crime Unit via 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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