Russian warehouse staffers busted in GPU heist: 20 x RTX 3070 Ti cards

Warehouse workers at Russian company 'Wildberries' tried to steal up to 20 x GeForce RTX 3070 Ti cards, busted in GPU heist.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Mar 20 2022 6:26 PM CDT   |   Updated Sun, Apr 17 2022 2:42 AM CDT

Uh, so there are some warehouse workers that are in some serious trouble: staffers at Russian company "Wildberries" tried to steal 20 x GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics cards... but they were busted.

Like, I know GPUs are hard to buy right now but this is at a different level -- in Russia, well most countries now -- graphics cards are a "luxury good". But in Russia, AMD and NVIDIA both imposed embargoes on product shipments into Russia... so warehouses were hollowed out by either customers buying GPUs before they couldn't, or guys like this... stealing them.

The warehouse workers of Wildberries in Russia stole up to 20 x NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics cards from their warehouse, but they were busted. The warehouse workers stole the cards and stupidly tried to sell them at a local pawnshop... because the pawnshop owner was wondering why you'd have a brand new graphics card, and try to sell it right away. It seems those Russian memes aren't always right. In Russia, graphics cards can't buy pawnshop.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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