Pokémon GO player attacked and robbed while streaming to Twitch

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Pokemon GO player attacked and robbed

Twitch streamer Rickeybot decided to go for a stroll in Central Park one evening. He wanted to catch some Pokémon, and he took his Twitch audience along for the ride. Things didn’t go too well unfortunately (via VG247):

Rickeybot was attacked, and all of his tech was stolen. He was live on Twitch at the time, so the entire ordeal was witnessed by a number of people. Naturally, the footage has made its way to Youtube…

Unfortunately, the assailant hasn’t been apprehended. Thankfully, his face was caught on camera. This had led people on Reddit to pull some CSI shenanigans with the hope of identifying him.

Rickeybot meanwhile, is ok. He received no serious injuries in the attack at least.

He also said that he has better quality of the video from the stream, which he has handed over to the police to help them in their case. Between that and the might of Reddit, I don’t think it’ll be too long before the assailant is tracked down and brought to justice.

This incident should serve as a reminder though for Pokemon GO players to remain vigilant at all times. Here in South Africa in particular, we have to be extra careful. Always be aware of your surroundings, and if you can help it, don’t go out hunting at night. A phone and possibly your life surely isn’t worth risking for a digital creature!

Last Updated: September 20, 2016

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