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updated 8/18/2010 3:31:44 PM ET 2010-08-18T19:31:44

Parents take note: Video games can be a great way to bring you and your child together .

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However, we don't recommend you do it quite like one mother-son duo allegedly did.

According to the Associated Press, police in Salem, N.H., have charged a mom-and-son team with the theft of more than $1,600 worth of video games from a Best Buy store.

Police said 64-year-old Luise LaQuerre and her 20-year-old son, Christopher Andrukaitis, both of Amesbury, Mass., were charged with felony theft after store security officers on Monday spotted the son stuffing video games into a cloth bag carried by his mother. They were stopped when they left the store.

Mom and son were arrested and taken to jail after officers found an additional stash of video games in their car. Authorities believe those games were stolen earlier in the day from the same store.

Police estimate the value of the video games at $1,670. Both suspects were later released from jail on bail.

The duo could not immediately be reached for comment. Perhaps they were too busy playing "Thief"?

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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