Man robs Valve, wheels $40Okay price of stolen items away in a bin • Eurogamer.web
A Washington man has been charged with breaking into Valve and carting $40,000 USD price of stolen video games and gear away in a wheelie bin.
As reported by Washington information station KIRO 7, 32-year-old Shawn Shaputis broke into Valve’s workplaces in Lincoln Sq.’s south tower – a constructing which, as famous by PC Gamer, Valve shares with the likes of Epic Video games, The Pokmon Firm, Samsung, and Unity – 4 or 5 occasions throughout the housebreaking spree in 2018.
Every time, in keeping with police, Shaputis would wheel a recycling bin into the constructing’s stairwell, fill it with video games and gear, then wheel it again out to his automotive.
It was that automotive, a particular Geo Prizm, that in the end helped police monitor Shaputis down following the burglaries, with officers discovering stolen items that had but to be pawned contained in the automobile on the time of his arrest. Police later secured video footage of Shaputis allegedly making an attempt to promote the stolen video games at a Recreation Cease.
Shaputis was arrested for the theft in June 2018 (and was concerned in a 100mph pursuit by downtown Seattle in a stolen Fed Ex truck every week later), however prices for the burglaries weren’t filed till final month, at a time when there have been already sixwarrants for his arrest.
The accused is due in court docket this Wednesday, and KIRO 7 notes additional warrant might be issued if Shaputis fails to show up.