Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Police stop thief trying to steal shoes and baseball caps from closed Brooklyn Foot Locker

A Brooklyn, N.Y. Foot Locker that had been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to be a prime target for a would-be sneaker thief.

The two thieves broke into the back of the athletic shoe store on Pitkin Ave. near Bristol St. in Brownsville early Saturday and were loading up a car with more than three dozen pairs of sneakers and nearly 40 baseball caps when cops arrived.(NYPD/DCPI)

According to police, Donte West, 28, broke into a side door of the store at 8:45 a.m.

As officers arrived on the scene , West was loading a Chevrolet Trailblazer with more than three dozen pairs of sneakers and almost 40 baseball caps.

Soon thereafter officers caught up and arrested West. He was the subsequently charged with burglary, grand larceny, criminal mischief and criminal possession of stolen property.

The stolen merchandise was valued at around $11,000.

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