Stupid Things People Do for Sneakers: Teen robbed of sneakers

A teen was the victim of a robbery that cost him his sneakers and his phone, police say.

The victim, a 16 -year-old boy, was walking in front of 1476 Sheridan Blvd at 5:15pm on November 7 when he was approached by four unidentified individuals who demanded the teenager’s property. Police say the group robbed the teen victim of his wallet, cellular phone and Nike sneakers and then fled on foot southbound toward Westchester Avenue.

In order to help identify the four individuals who allegedly perpetrated the robbery, police released surveillance images.

The victim was physically unharmed in the incident.

Tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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