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Monday, July 23, 2007

Northgate Silver Platters Robbed Yesterday Morning

posted by on July 23 at 13:28 PM

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, or notify the Northgate store manager, Justin, at 524-3472.

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Those guys can't afford that.

Posted by tamara | July 23, 2007 3:07 PM

Definitely Lame.

Posted by Rawkn B | July 24, 2007 8:50 AM

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