Group of males seen loitering around Asda Colindale minutes before violent Grand Theft Auto V robbery

Grant Theft Auto V

Grant Theft Auto V - Credit: Archant

A group of six males were seen loitering near an Asda supermarket in Colindale shortly before a man was violently robbed of a copy of Grand Theft Auto V on Tuesday morning.

The 23-year-old victim was hit with a brick and stabbed by robbers who stole the sought-after game in Princes Avenue at the junction with Stag Lane, Kingsbury, at 1.20am minutes after he left the store.

The victim, who is in a stable condition in hospital, had queued in the store to buy a copy following its official release at midnight.

His attackers also stole his mobile phone and watch.

Officers investigating the robbery arrested two boys age 15 and 16 and an 18-year-old man.

All have been bailed to return to a police station next month.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw the group, two of whom were on bicycles, to come forward.

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Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police Brent Priority Crime Unit via 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.