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18/09/2013 08:53 BST | Updated 18/09/2013 11:17 BST

GTA 5 Robbery: Three Teens Arrested After Man Stabbed

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Close view of the packaging of the console game Grand Theft Auto 5 at the midnight opening of the HMV music store in central London on September 17, 2013. One enthusiastic fan camped outside the store for three days. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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Police are questioning three teenagers after a man was stabbed and robbed just hours after queuing up at midnight to buy one of the first copies of Grand Theft Auto V.

The 23-year-old was attacked as he made his way home from a midnight launch event in the early hours of yesterday morning with the notoriously violent video game.

Detectives are questioning three youths - aged 15, 17 and 18 - on suspicion of robbery at a north London police station.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The motive for the attack is unclear at this stage."

The victim was targeted after he left an Asda store just an hour and 20 minutes after the game went on sale.

He was hit with a brick, stabbed and stripped of his mobile phone, watch and his copy of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) during the attack on Princes Avenue in Colindale, north London, at around 1.20am.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The victim had been shopping and was on his way home when he was hit with a brick.

"He was then stabbed and robbed."

The man is recovering in hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.