Saturday, June 29, 2019

It must be the shoes: Wicker Park carjackers take victim's Toyota...And his Air Jordans

A $1,045 pair of Air Jordan 5 Retro shoes. |
Two armed carjackers forced a driver and his passenger to hand over their expensive gym shoes before the robbers sped away in their car early Saturday morning in Wicker Park, according to Chicago police and a CPD report.

An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were sitting in the car on the 2300 block of West Wabansia when three men walked up to their vehicle around 3:45 a.m., police said. The victims were reportedly ordered out of the car as one offender pointed a gun through the driver’s window while the other displayed a gun on the passenger side.

The victims were ordered to remove and surrender their footwear, including a pair of Air Jordan 5’s, which can retail for $10,000 or more. (But the victims said the combined value of their stolen shoes is “only” $1,135.)

Police said the stolen car was last seen heading eastbound on Wabansia. It is a beige 2001 Toyota four-door that bears a license plate beginning with “9853.”

The victims said the robbers were two black males and one Hispanic male who wore black hoodies.
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