This is clearly rubbish. Anyone who has played Grand Theft Auto will know that weapons are collected from locations around the city or by using "cheats". These weapons are fully assembled, although guns need ammunition. While you get more points from destroying cars, GTA does not incite you to do so unless you are on a mission.
GTA has also been blamed for teaching children to steal cars, although I'm not sure how pressing buttons on a keypad would help you hotwire a car in real life. I wouldn't recommend it.
It is important that news organs covering the story actually get a reporter to take a look at Grand Theft Auto San Andreas or Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories, so they understand these criminals are wrong.
We don't need sensational reporting provoking the threat of bans or senior police officers talking rot.
"This case is another strong example of the serious ramifications that can come from letting impressionable teens play violent video games like this one," [Police Chief Chris]Lagerbloom said. "We urge parents to pay particular attention to their children's extracurricular activities and to intervene before it's too late."