I use this activity as practice for using narrative tenses, particularly past simple and progressive/continuous with pre-intermediate students. It is a very structured activity in which students write a short newspaper article about a robbery.
I have found this game to be very popular with teenagers although it can be used with both younger learners and adult groups as well. I often use it as a warmer or as an end-of-lesson game. Although a pre-intermediate level of English may be required to understand the questions, even elementary groups might be motivated enough to try this game.