Thieves rob over 7,000 Wii U consoles from Seattle warehouse

Police on the hunt after $2 million heist

Thieves have made off with over 7,000 Wii U consoles worth approximately $2.1 million.


According to ABC News, the heist took place at around 9pm on Saturday, December 15, when robbers pulled into a Seattle-based air cargo warehouse with two large trucks, and used forklifts to load them up with pallets of Wii U units.

The heist went unnoticed until noon the following day when employees turned up to see empty crates where Nintendo consoles should be, says the report.

Local authorities have confirmed that the missing units were the new Wii U console, and at $300 per unit the police are dealing with a heist worth over $2 million.

"If we don't get any tips ahead of time, it will be the selling of these consoles that will lead to their capture," said a Sgt. Cindy West to ABC. "It's gonna be pretty hard to hide 7,000 Wii game consoles."