A teenager was the victim of a late-night assault this week when he was robbed of a recently purchased video game, according to the Arlington County Police Department.
The teen and a friend were walking in the 5400 block of Columbia Pike shortly before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.
One had recently purchased one of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games from a store, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told Patch.
Sternbeck could not recall the exact game, though "Grand Theft Auto V," the latest in the violent video game series, was officially released at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and several stores in Arlington and Fairfax counties opened their doors for a midnight release.
Two men approached the teens and began to assault the boy with the game. They pushed him down and punched him, Sternbeck said. They then grabbed the game and ran away.
The boy refused medical treatment, Sternbeck said.
The attackers were described as men in their early 20s. One was wearing a white shirt, light blue shorts and a blue hat at the time of the incident. THe other was wearing a black shirt and black jeans.