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Posted: Friday, February 1, 2008 10:48 pm | Updated: 9:11 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A man robbed a Mesa video game store Thursday after pretending he wanted to buy games, police said.

Police were called to Gamestop, 1639 S. Stapley Drive, just after 9 p.m. after two men — one with a gun — came into the store and demanded money from the register. After the clerk handed the money over, one robber told the employee to get him a PS3 Playstation from the storage room, police said.

The other robber fled the store when his accomplice walked to the storage room with the employee. However, neither man was located by police.

Police did not say if the robbers made off with the game system.

Before the robbery, a man had come into the store just before closing time and asked to buy some video games. Police said he told the employee he was going to leave the store and come back with money to purchase the items, but instead returned with another man and the two robbed the store.

One assailant is described as white, in his late 20s, 5 feet 10 inches and 170 pounds with short brown hair, an unshaven face and wearing a heavy black polyester jacket. The second assailant is described as white, in his mid-20s, 5 feet 10 inches and 190 pounds wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt, long light-colored shorts and no socks. He held a black handgun.

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