Four people were arrested in Missouri for multiple armed robberies after authorities said they appeared to have targeted victims using the new "Pokémon Go" game.
In a release, police in O'Fallon, Mo., said that four people in a black BMW with a handgun were arrested shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday following a report of an armed robbery.
The suspects, who were not identified, appeared to have used the app to lure victims, the release said.
In the "augmented reality" game, which was released on July 6, Pokémon characters are hidden in real world locations, where players seek them out for capture.
The suspects appeared to add "beacons" to a " PokéStop" — a blue cube that allows players to strengthen their Pokémon. Doing this, police said, allowed the suspects to attract additional players and locate people "standing around in the middle of a parking lot or whatever location they were in."