Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Cameras capture sneaker store robbery

Police are on the hunt for the perpetrator of an armed robbery of a Fairfax District sneaker shop was captured on film.

According to Los Angeles Police Department officials, on September 14 at approximately 12:30pm the suspect walked into Zero’s. When an employee approached him to render customer service, the male tossed white garbage bags at the employee, pulled a handgun, pointed it at him and ordered the employee to fill them with money, shoes and clothes.

In a press release from the LAPD, the worker, “Fearing for his safety, the employee complied with the suspect’s demands. The suspect took the property and fled on foot.”

On a post to their Instagram account. Zero’s indicated that everyone was unharmed, but the robber got away with an item that was to be a featured item in a upcoming show.

Owner Zero Selon told news station KTLA that it was “very disheartening, of course,” 

Selon also stated that the employee got a raise.

The suspect is described as a black male between 25 and 30 years of age, standing approximately 5 feet, 7 inches and weighing around 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black beanie, a blue surgical face mask, a navy blue la. Rams hoodie and blue britches.

The laid has asked that individuals with pertinent information to call Wilshire Robbery Detective Flores at (213) 922-8217. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

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