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Robber calls GameStop to pre-order goods he was about to steal

By Mason White 4:09 PM January 21, 2014
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By: Debbi Gross
(Scroll down for video) A man called a store to order some electronics before robbing the store at gunpoint.

He asked the store clerk to have the items ready as he was on his way to work.

The game thief of Nashville, Tennessee, called ahead to make sure his booty would be ready and waiting for his arrival.

Police said that the suspect called the GameStop store near the Rivergate Mall, and ordered an Xbox One and some video games.

He accomplished this by telling the clerk that he was buying the items as a gift.

However, he said that he does not have much time as he was on his way to work, and needed the order ready for pick up on arrival.

Once he walked into the store, the thief pointed a semi-automatic pistol at the clerk before grabbing the bag of items, which he pre-ordered.

He also grabbed $600 from the cash register.

The suspect then forced the clerk to the ground before running out of the store.

Police described the suspect as a black male, 20 to 30-years-old, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 225 pounds.

He was wearing all blue clothing, including a blue mask, white gloves and brown boots. He appeared to be unshaven.