News Northgate Silver Platters Robbed Yesterday Morning
posted by July 23 at 13:28 PMon
Breaking News/Nerd Alert!
Yesterday morning, around 6:40 am, the Northgate Silver Platters was broken into, and about 200 Blu-ray discs were stolen. (Blu-ray, for those who aren’t familiar, is basically a more expensive DVD with supposedly better quality that can only be played on a Blu-ray disc player or a Playstation 3.)
“It was basically the whole section of Blu-ray,” says SP Vice President Mike Batt. “Weíre one of the main vendors that carry Blu-ray in Seattle, and they took pretty much everything in the section.”
With each disc going for about $34.99-$39.99 a pop, Batt says it’s the biggest hit Silver Platters has ever taken.
“Usually the people are flustered and they grab a few CDs here and there, but these people seemed to know what they were doing.”
There are currently no leads on the geeks (and seeing as how they broke into a record store to steal a bunch of Blu-ray, I’m safely assuming they’re geeks), who did the burglary, but Batt hopes that local store owners will keep an eye open for someone returning even a few Blu-Ray discs at a time.
“Iím doubting these people are doing this for this collection, so theyíre going to move them somehow. There arenít a whole lot of Blu-ray discs out there, it’s a new technology, and the people that are buying them arenít really returning them. If someone notices that someone’s returning even two or three, it could throw up a red flag.”
If you have information about the crime, e-mail Batt at firstname.lastname@example.org, or notify the Northgate store manager, Justin, at 524-3472.