Dutch Police Claim First Real-Life Arrest for Virtual Burglary

The First Post: Attacked in cyberspace? Call 999

News that Dutch police have arrested a teenager for stealing 4,000 euros worth of virtual furniture from an online, virtual-world hotel is the latest bizarre twist in an ongoing cyber-saga, in which virtual world property crimes are attracting real-life law-enforcement.

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The unfortunate Dutch 17-year-old is accused of tricking players out of their passwords, and using the information to steal virtual furniture, which he and a gang of five 15-year-old accomplices were storing in their own virtual hotel rooms.

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