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Gamestop robber called ahead to 'pre-order' loot, police said

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A Nashville video game thief called ahead to make sure his loot would be ready and waiting when he arrived, police said.

Surveillance video showed the man arrive Wednesday morning about 10 a.m. to a Gamestop store in Madison in a Nissan Versa. The car circled the parking lot for more than an hour before the driver eventually worked his way close.

Then, police said, he did something odd. He called the store and told the clerk he needed games and a system for a gift but was on his way to work, so would need the order ready to pick up when he arrived.

Once the crook walks inside, he is seen on security video pulling a black semi-automatic handgun on the clerk before grabbing a bag full of his pre-ordered goodies, including an Xbox 1 and $200 worth of kid-friendly games to go with it, plus about $600 from the cash register.

The suspect then forced the clerk onto the ground before running out.

Police describe the suspect as a black male, about 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5'10" or 5'11" and 200 to 250 pounds. He was wearing all blue, including a blue mask, with white gloves and brown boots. He also appeared to be unshaven under the mask.

If you know anything about this case, call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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