According to the NYPD, they are searching for a 21-year old man who stole sneakers from a 12-year-old boy.
The two agreed to meet Friday, September 22 at 11 A.M. The man was to pay $1,300 for the kicks and pick them up in an apartment building near East Seventh Street and Second Avenue in the East Village, NY. However, when the youngster and the man met in building, rather than complete the transaction, the 21-year-old took the sneakers and ran off.
Fortunately, the 12-year-old boy was unharmed. Police have released surveillance images of the man and are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking him down.