Posted on September 21, 2007,

GameStop Clerk Beaten for Video Games

robbery1.JPGYou might want to think twice about working for a GameStop, at least if it’s in Redlands, California.

On Wednesday, a GameStop clerk was beaten up over two arm loads of video games which were shoved into a backpack and carried out the door by two African-American males, according to a recent story in The Redlands Daily Facts. The robbers walked into the store, appeared to be browsing, but then after one of them jumped over the counter and started punching the clerk in the face, it was obvious they were there for more than browsing.

This stings, on a personal note, because it happened in my hometown. I wonder if the clerk is going to quit?

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7 Comments on GameStop Clerk Beaten for Video Games

Fromps

On September 21, 2007 at 8:27 am

Wow…sucks for him, I hope he didn’t drop any loot cause of that, would suck to lose your Tier 6 Armor from a dumb pvp attack like that.

SpiralGray

On September 21, 2007 at 8:39 am

Small shops are robbed for everything from condoms to jewelry every day. It’s a risk you take when you work for virtually any retail outlet these days. Although I’m not entirely sure why the race of the thieves is relevant.

William

On September 21, 2007 at 8:54 am

yeah that’s what happens working retail. I worked as a late night 711 clerk once and I got robbed. Fortunately they were cool and let me walk outside and I just smoked cigarettes while they looted the store. I probably could have taken them out easily, but for 8 bucks an hour, i didn’t think it was worth the risk.

William

On September 21, 2007 at 8:55 am

Spiral, I agree that the race is not relevant

Phil Migrowen

On September 21, 2007 at 11:53 am

“Although I’m not entirely sure why the race of the thieves is relevant.”

Of course it’s relevant for the purposes of identification. From the referenced article:

“The clerk described the two robbers to be black male adults.

One male was approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, wearing a white shirt, dark jeans and a dark bandanna covering his nose and mouth.

The other male was approximately 5 foot 8, nearly 200 pounds, wearing a dark shirt, dark jeans and a bandanna.”

Phil Migrowen

On January 5, 2008 at 6:12 am

What ever will those crazy s think of next

doom rider

On November 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm

race. thats funny.it was intentionally published that way.. i wonder if they were black.. or if the guy set it up himself..and made it to be someone who would be hard to indentify. like his own friends.. were was everybody else..i bet the boxs had new games to…