UPDATE: Pokemon Go is less than a week old but law enforcement agencies across the United States are already reporting an alarming number of crimes linked to the popular new app across Texas, Missouri, California, Maryland and Virginia using the highly addictive game to find their victims by locating ‘PokéStops’ (locations in the game and actual places in the real-world). These locations include landmarks, churches, buildings, restaurants, parks, statues, etc.


The robbers go to the location to drop items in the game and then rob someone who tries to catch Pokemon or pick up the items. A man in Austin, TX was robbed at gunpoint while playing Pokemon Go at a bus stop. Police were able to arrest 30-year-old Corey Charlton. Police charged Charlton with aggravated robbery and booked him into the Travis County jail. FULL REPORT