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Thieves drive off with 7,000 Wii U consoles in Seattle

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Thieves around Seattle have made off with an estimated $2 million in Nintendo Wii U consoles, ABC and Kotaku report. According to ABC, the thieves drove two trucks into a warehouse at Seattle Air Cargo on Saturday night and hooked them up to semi trailers. From there, they allegedly used forklifts to load up 7,000 consoles on pallets and drove away. The original ABC report didn't specify whether it was boxes of the Wii U or the older Wii that had been stolen, but Kotaku has confirmed with the police that it was in fact the Wii U.

Now, police are looking for a pair of trailers marked with "McKinney" like the one above, as well as a Seattle Air Cargo truck, but a spokesperson has told Kotaku that they're more likely to find the goods by scouring sites like eBay or Craigslist for "great deals" that, while they didn't literally fall off the back of a truck, come pretty close. "It’s gonna be pretty hard to hide 7,000 Wii game consoles," says police Sergeant Cindy West. Nintendo, meanwhile, has declined to speak about any potential anti-theft measures built into its system.

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