A Briton who bought one of the first copies of Grand Theft Auto V was stabbed, hit with a brick and robbed of the brutally violent new video game on Tuesday, police said.
The 23-year-old was leaving an Asda supermarket in Colindale, north London, in the early hours of Tuesday just 80 minutes after the latest instalment of the blockbusting game series went on sale.
"The victim had been shopping and was on his way home when he was hit with a brick. He was then stabbed and robbed," a Metropolitan Police spokesman told AFP. "A copy of Grand Theft Auto V, a watch and a mobile phone were stolen."
The man was in a stable condition in hospital following the attack, the spokesman added. The Straits Times reported that the attacker or attackers remained at large.