Call of Duty foils armed robbery attempt

If you’re not a fan of Call of Duty, maybe you better change your mind after a real-life armed robber was foiled in his attempt during a break-in when it was transmitted over a game of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Jay Georgiou, 19, was one of two crooks that broke into a flat in Eastbourne, demanding money and drugs.

According to The Argus, the residents were tied up as the robbers stole a laptop, mobile phones and a game console. One of the residents was hit over the head with a replica gun, while the second robber grabbed a knife from the kitchen. Unfortunately for the pair of thieves, they didn’t realise their robbery was being transmitted over a game of Black Ops 2 on Xbox Live.

The player on the other end of line contacted the authorities, who arrested Georgiou two hours later. The thief had taken a call from his parole officer while the robbery was taking place and was sentenced to eight years imprisonment. He was also ordered to pay £120.

However, the other robber – a white male aged between 20 and 25 with red hair – still remains at large. Police are appealing for more info.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is available for PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U.