Two Men Robbed at Gunpoint While Playing Pokemon Go

A police report from Cleveland, Ohio says that two men were robbed while playing Pokemon Go.

These two men, aged 20 and 30, said that this horrible robbery happened around 1 AM on Monday, July 23, on Scranton Road and Corning Avenue. While playing the popular game Pokemon Go, they both were looking at their phone, when suddenly the two robbers walked up behind them.

The one that was wearing a bandana over his face said: “Do not move and empty your pockets,” reports say.

When the robbers walked in front of them, they went through the men’s pockets and pointed a gun in their faces. The robbers took these innocent men’s cellphones. Then, an anonymous witness called the police and stated that they saw the robbery and how the robbers went into a white Kia and drove away.

This game uses the player’s location through the phone’s GPS and introduced them to a real-life location. Recently, Niantic introduced the ‘Gift’ ability and now players can see exactly where a player sent a gift from. In the past, the players of this game had a limited access to this kind of information, but with this update, the exact location is highlighted on the map.

The new Gift feature does feel like an insavison on privacy, and I really hope that Niantic will make some changes – ASAP! So be careful when sending Gifts to unknown people and stay safe out there!


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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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