Employees duct-taped in third Game Stop store hit this week


by Noelle Gardner and Sarah Forgany / KENS 5

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Posted on December 22, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 22 at 1:38 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Thieves have struck their third video game store in less than a week.

Police said two men armed with a gun robbed the Game Stop store at Bandera Road and Mainland on the city's northwest side after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The two bandits tied up the store's employees and corralled them in the bathroom duct taped and tied them up then stole cash from the register, police said.

It took the employees 45 minutes to free themselves and call police, giving the crooks more than enough time to escape undetected.

Police said the thieves escaped with an undetermined amount of cash. If captured, they will face aggravated robbery charges.

Early in the morning on Tuesday burglars broke into a Game Stop in the 600 block of Northwest Loop 410. There the thieves pried open the doors, then broke into several drawers. They made off with an unknown number of games.

On Monday afternoon, police say a man walked into the Game Stop in the 6000 block of Northwest Loop 410 claiming  he was armed with a gun and knife. That thief also got away with several games.

Police are investigating all three cases, but so far they don't believe any of them are connected.