Criminals Are Using ‘Pokemon Go’ To Mug People At Gunpoint


The O’Fallon Missouri Police Department recently put out a notice that the popular “Pokemon Go” game might be aiding some crooks who want to rob innocent Pokemon trainers IRL:

Many people initially wondered how the game could be involved in any sort of crime, but the Police explained that putting on a “beacon” for Pokemon attracted the criminals who waited for people to put up the beacon while in a deserted place (such as a parking lot).

Other people have speculated that criminals may hang out around “Pokemon gyms” which are designated places where players may battle for ownership of the particular gym.

Be careful out there PokeMasters…