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Up to $11,000 in Reward Money Offered for Information on Stolen Wii Consoles

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering up to $1,000 in cash, and an outside agency is adding up to another $10,000 for information that could help in the recovery of the stolen items.

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a reward of up to $1,000, and in addition, other interested parties have contributed up to an additional $10,000 in reward money subject to the arrest and charges of the suspects in the theft of more than 7,000 Wii game consoles that were stolen from a distributing warehouse in SeaTac in December.

Employees at Seattle Air Cargo in the 19100 blk of Des Moines Memorial Drive said the theft occurred sometime between 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15  and 12 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. The suspects used forklifts on the premises to load up two 53-foot trailers and a box van with at least 64 pallets of Wii game consoles.

The estimated value of property stolen including the vehicles was over $2 million though the vehicles have since been recovered in Auburn, Fife and California. (Read the initial report about the theft.)

If you have information about this crime you can leave an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-222-TIPS or text "SPD + [your message]" to 274637 (CRIMES).

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