Pokemon Go Used For Armed Robberies

Posted: Jul 11 2016, 5:03am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


Pokemon Go Used for Armed Robberies

The Police in Missouri arrested for people accused of armed robberies finding their victims with the Pokemon Go app.

This is the most serious report about how dangerous playing Pokemon Go we have seen so far since the release of the viral game on July 6. We have reported early on about how dangerous Pokemon Go can be. Mostly because trainers lose track of their surrounding or do not stop looking for Pokemon even will driving.

Over the weekend, Police in Missouri arrested a group of teenagers who used Pokemon Go in armed robberies. The O'Fallon Missouri Police Department issued a press-release about the Pokemon Go crime. The four teenagers used Pokemon Go to spot people at seclusive PokeStops. They also used the Pokemon Go Lure Module. 

The Lure Module sells for 100 Pokecoins and attracts Pokemon to a PokeStop for 30 minutes. That's a great module to get Pokemon and it is also a neat marketing tool for businesses to attract customers. On the flip side it can also be used by criminals. Parents need to be aware of this risk. You need to educate your kids not to catch Pokemon alone or at remote locations.

The O'Fallon police informed that the  three adult suspects involved in our Armed Robbery have been charged by the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with Robbery 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action. Bond was set in the amount of $100,000.00 cash only. The suspects will be transferred to the St. Charles County Department of Corrections. The fourth suspect who is a juvenile was transferred to the St.Charles County Juvenile Justice Center. They four teenagers are accused of 8 armed robberies.

Pokemon Go is already more popular than Tinder in the United States. The popularity of the augmented reality game led to the delay of the roll out of Pokemon Go to Europe.

Via Buzzfeed.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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