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Cuffed over €4,000 Habbo Hotel heist

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Dutch police have arrested an unnamed 17-year-old on suspicion of having swiped €4,000 worth of furniture from the virtual Habbo Hotel - the first such local arrest for "virtual burglary".

According to Expatica, police say the suspect "allegedly hacked the accounts of other Habbo community members", then "took their furniture and brought it to his own room". Four 15-year-olds were also quizzed about the break-in, and police say the suspects will be charged with "hacking and burglary".

Habbo Hotel - a teen hang-out with 31 communities worldwide - allows yoof to create "Habbos" (avatars), book into the hotel, and furnish their rooms with stuff bought for real cash. ®

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