Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Seller pepper-sprayed, sneakers stolen

Police in Port Moody British Columbia are searching for two males who peppered sprayed a would-be sneaker seller. According to police, the victim made arrangements to sell a pair of sneakers on Facebook Marketplace. Law enforcement said that just after 2 p.m. on May 30, two male arrived at the victim’s residence and after a few minutes, pepper-sprayed him and fled the scene.

The victim suffered no injuries from the attack.

One of the suspects was caught on camera and he is described as approximately 18 years old, standing 5’8″ with a slim build with short black hair glasses. He was wearing a puffy black jacket, black pants and a Nike bookbag.

One half of the pepper-spraying suspects that was caught on camera. (Port Moody Police)

The second suspect is described as also approximately 18-years-old, standing 6’0″ tall with short black hair and a slim build and was wearing a black jacket and pants with white shoes.

This was a brazen daytime robbery and we are appealing to the public to help identify the suspects. We urge the public to exercise caution when making private sales. We encourage the community to utilize public venues, like a police station parking lot, to exchange goods safely.

Constable Sam Zacharias, Port Moody Police

Individuals with information pertinent to this case are asked to call the Port Moody POlice Department at 604-461-3456.

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