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Internet Sneaker Sale Ends In Teen's Robbery

Internet Sneaker Sale Ends In Teen's Robbery
Posted Tuesday, August 5th 2014 @ 4pm

A Gretna teenager who turned to the Internet to sell Air Jordan athletic shoes was robbed at gunpoint by his would-be buyers.

Police have arrested four of the five suspects.

Kenner Police Sgt. Brian McGregor says the 17-year-old victim advertised the sneakers for $160 on the photo-sharing service Instagram and on Kik, an instant messaging application for smartphones. McGregor says the victim arranged to meet a potential buyer Saturday, but five people showed up.

The Times-Picayune reports one of them offered $100 for a pair, but when the seller told them that wasn't enough, the buyers left to get more cash. When they returned, McGregor says one person was armed with a pistol and took back the $100 and four pairs of the teen's sneakers.

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