Early on Sunday morning, revered Austin board/card games joint Pat's Games was robbed by two men who, going by what was stolen, clearly knew what they were doing. The men approached the store at around 1am, and using a water meter key ripped the front door off. They then moved inside and stole around $US75,000 ($106,901) worth of Magic: The Gathering cards from display cabinets (and yes, in case you're just joining us, it's not hard for Magic cards to get real valuable).
The robbery was caught on the store's CCTV cameras, and while one man's face was covered, another's is clearly visible. Police are currently investigating.
And speaking of the police, owner Pat Johnson <a href="http://wrote on Facebook:
I have to give Kudos to the Austin Police Department they put a Magic Player on the case even tho he usually just does residential burglaries.
A nice touch, but also one that will help the case; it's thought at least one of the men is a local Magic player and store customer "because it only took him 20 seconds to go in and find our highest-dollared cards".