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Sneakers stolen at gunpoint on north side

Victim agreed to sell shoes but ‘buyer' instead stole them

MADISON, Wis. - Police said a 24-year-old man was mugged on Madison's north side Saturday by a man who had agreed to buy a pair of collector sneakers from him.

Lt. Cory Nelson with the Madison Police Department said the victim made arrangements to sell a pair of vintage Air Jordan shoes to a man for $160. The two met up in the 1400 block of Trailsway at about 1:15 p.m. to make the sale but the "buyer" pulled a gun on him and stole the shoes.

The victim told police the robber was a black man in his early 20s of average build and about 5 feet 9 inches tall. The man who stole the sneakers was wearing a black beanie hat and a black jacket, according to the report.

 The red-and-black shoes are described as being "Retro 13's."

The report did not indicate how the two men had gotten in contact.


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