Man robbed at knifepoint of brand new Call of Duty computer game

Police are appealing for witnesses after attack just off Mare Street

A man was robbed at knifepoint of his brand new copy of hotly sought-after computer game Call of Duty: Black Ops as he walked away from the shop yesterday afternoon (November 9).

The 18-year-old had bought the game with a friend in a store in Mare Street, Hackney Central, and turned from side street Kenmure Road into Gould Terrace, when the pair were ambushed by two youths at about 4.25pm.

Call of Duty: Black Ops went on sale at midnight on Tuesday with computer game fans across the country queuing for hours to get their hands on a copy.

One of the youths pulled out a black flick knife and told the victim to hand over the game.

He then hit him over the head with the handle of the knife, inflicting a small cut, and grabbed the game.

Both suspects ran back towards Mare Street.

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Police say they were between 16 and 18 years old, black, and wore dark sports clothes, puffa jackets and hoodies.

One was about 5ft 10ins tall and the other was slightly shorter.

Police want witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information should call DC Catherine Mason of Hackney’s robbery squad on 020 7275 3232 or the Met’s non-emergency number on 0300 123 1212.