Police in Atlanta are seeking suspects in a downtown Atlanta sneaker robbery.
The victim who is the owner of the online shop Fresh Goods , which sells sneakers ( and PS5s). According to police, he had arranged a meeting with two potential buyers October 25 at his home in the Castleberry Hill neighbourhood and that is when and where the robbery occurred.
From police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant:
“Upon gaining access to the location, the suspects brandished weapons and demanded high-end clothing and shoes from the victim and his girlfriend.”
A filed police report stated that the two gunmen were wearing blue medical masks when they entered the man’s loft. Reportedly they said to the victims, “ give me all your money or I will pop you.”
The robbers took $10,000 in cash, a chain of the same value that the victim was wearing, the victim’s cellular phone, and several boxes of sneakers valued between $200 and $1,000 a pair.
The victim told officers the males got into a nearby black 2009 Hyndai Genesis with a waiting getaway driver.
Officer Grant added ,”The suspects fled in the vehicle before crashing at a nearby intersection and escaping by foot.”
Police arrived on the crash scene around 2:40 p.m to find the car was abandoned. A driver of an Audi said the Hyundai , which was later determined to be stolen out of DeKalb County, crashed into his vehicle at the intersection of Peters Street and Castleberry Hill, after which , three individuals got out, hopped a fence and ran away.
Last week law enforcement released video of one of the suspects immediately after the crash can help identity him and his accomplices. According to Officer Grant, a male in a blue surgical mask can be seen “fleeing the scene on foot.”
Police are asking individuals with information on the male in the video to come forward. Tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta by calling 404-577-8477, texting 404-577-8477 , texting information to 274637, or visiting the Crime Stoppers website. Those providing tips can remain anonymous and can be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.