Three teenage Pokemon Go players robbed in London – Officials ask witnesses to come forward
It is going to be a dampener for Pokemon Go players. The game that has made millions and millions of captive fans across the world in the shortest possible time also comes with its pitfalls.
While we have heard about kids being hit by vehicles as they play Pokemon Go, there is another devastating news from London.
As many as three teenaged boys were robbed of mobile phones in the heart of London at gunpoint. Reports suggest that the three boys were playing Pokemon Go when the incident actually happened.
The game has become one of the most popular mobile games in the shortest possible time. Pokémon Go is a free-to-play location-based, augmented reality game developed and published by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. While the game didn’t get the great reviews from tech analysts, nonetheless word of mouth has made it the most popular mobile game. Reviewers praised the game’s concept and the incentive to be more active in the real world, while criticizing technical issues apparent at launch. Despite such reviews, it quickly became an overnight global phenomenon and one of the most used mobile apps, reportedly having been downloaded by more than 75 million people worldwide.
The boys who are said to be 15, 16 and 18 year old were playing the popular game at Whittington Park in Holloway on Tuesday night.
While talking about the incident of robbery Pc Kevin Yeung, the investigating officer, said: “These were really shocking attacks on young people walking around a much-loved park.” He also asked the people to come forward and testify if they have witnessed the crime being committed. “Were you in the area? Did you see anything?” Yeung said.
The investigating officer went on to add, “My team are keen to hear from anyone who can help lead us to the culprits. Robberies where a gun is shown or indicated are very rare and we are keen to apprehend those involved as soon as possible.”