Pokemon Go is bringing Baltimore together, but the augmented reality game is also leading people to real-life places that are potentially precarious. Even in the short six days since the craze took off, the quest to catch ’em all has turned players into crime victims. Parkville had its own case last week.
As reported by Baltimore County police on Tuesday, a group of people playing Pokemon Go were robbed on July 7.
Playing the game just after midnight, the people left a house in the area to an entrance of Belmont Park. They were approached by a pair of people, and one displayed a gun. The two people took the group’s cell phone, and cash. Police don’t know if they were targeted because they were playing the game, like what happened in O’Fallon, Missouri.
But either way, the incident prompted police to share these safety tips.
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