The latest entry in the seemingly never-ending chronicling the soft underbelly of the sneaker world takes us to Methuen, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 50,000 people in Essex County.
Police in the Massachusetts community are seeking two suspects in connection with a robbery of two people, 18 and 16, engaging in a transaction regarding two pairs of Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2. According to the police, one of the victims was selling the sneakers to the other victim in a car when they were robbed at knife point.
Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon stated the victims were meeting to complete a transaction that had been initiated on Craigslist, when one of the suspects forced his way into the victims’ vehicle. The victims told the police that one suspect had a knife and they thought another had a gun.
According to police, outside of the shoes ( which were being sold for $400 per pair), no other items were taken.
One of the alleged robbers was described by police as a Hispanic male, aged between 16 and 18, standing 6 feet 2 inches with curly hair and a medium build. The other suspect is also described as a Hispanic male, also aged between 16 and 18 years, short with a small build.
Police released photographs of the suspected perpetrators via social media Thursday evening. They also are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects. They are considered armed and dangerous and the public was warned not to approach the men if sighted.
Anyone with information on the possible offenders is asked to contact Methuen police at (978) 983-8677.