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Armed crooks use Pokemon Go to lure and rob victims

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    It’s not only cyber thugs interested in the Pokemon Go app, but crooks in real life as well. Armed robbers were reportedly using the app’s geolocation feature to lure victims to secluded locations.

    The “robbery part made sense” to the cops, but not the augmented reality game in which players walk around in the real world searching for Pokemon. Players can drop a Lure model in a real world location which last for 30 minutes to attract players to that location. O’Fallon Missouri Police Sgt. Phil Hardin told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch “that ‘younger, geeky officers’ had to fill in their colleagues about some of what the victim was describing.”

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