Accused Train Robber, Whiskey Thief Sets Sights On Game Consoles

An accused whiskey drinkin’, train robbin’, Xbox stealin’ ne’er-do-well was picked up earlier this month after police say he stole more than $US100,000 worth of Xbox 360s.

Mario Ward and his accomplice William Flowers were arrested a couple of weeks back for stealing hundreds of Xbox 360’s on Christmas morning.

Flowers and Ward are each charged with theft of property, $US60,000 or more, and burglarising a building. The duo reportedly stole around $US100,000 in Xbox 360s from a south Memphis logistics company on the morning of Dec. 25, police say.

They would’ve gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you pesky gamers! Detectives tracked down the Xbox burglars through users who had registered the stolen consoles online.

Flowers and Ward have been arrested for theft or burglary in the past. Though this is apparently their first accused video game heist, Ward has been connected to various crimes including stealing more than $US20,000 worth of Jack Daniels whiskey from a train in Memphis. Ward has also been arrested on drug charges and criminal attempted first-degree murder.

Ward posted $US60,000 bond and was released from Shelby County jail, was arraigned on Tuesday. He is due back in court this Tuesday. Bond for Flowers was set at $US50,000. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Shelby County court on Monday.

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