Thieves in the United States have managed to steal two million dollars worth of Wii consoles after raiding a warehouse at SeaTac’s Seattle Air Cargo. The thieves drove two large diesel trucks into a Nintendo distribution site inside Seattle Air Cargo on Saturday evening and snatched 7,000 Wii consoles. The thieves worked together using forklifts and then loaded the Wiis into two 53-foot semi-truck trailers waiting outside the centre. Here’s what the police had to say.
“If we don’t get any tips ahead of time, it will be the selling of these consoles that will lead to their capture. It’s gonna be pretty hard to hide 7,000 Wii game consoles.”
Update: A spokesperson for the King County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Kotaku that the consoles stolen were in fact Wii U’s, and not Wii consoles like ABC reported.