Three teenagers have been arrested after a man was stabbed and robbed of a copy of Grand Theft Auto V less than two hours after buying the game.
The 23-year-old was attacked as he made his way home from a midnight launch event in the early hours of yesterday morning with the notoriously violent video game.
Detectives are questioning three youths - aged 15, 17 and 18 - on suspicion of robbery at a north London police station.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “The motive for the attack is unclear at this stage.”
The victim was targeted after he left an Asda store just an hour and 20 minutes after the game went on sale.
He was hit with a brick, stabbed and stripped of his mobile phone, watch and his copy of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) during the attack on Princes Avenue in Colindale, north London, at around 1.20am.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The victim had been shopping and was on his way home when he was hit with a brick.
"He was then stabbed and robbed."
The man is recovering in hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.