Kansas City Police Chief Jim Corwin announced on his blog that 63 pairs of stolen Nike tennis shoes had been recovered during a search last night.
Last Thursday, a semitrailer with 3,000 pairs of Nike Air Max 90s was
stolen from Junction City, Kansas. Corwin wrote that "multiple" tips led police to East 45th and Park, where a search warrant was executed and some of the shoes were recovered. That wasn't all police found. They also recovered a gun and ammo.
Corwin wrote that more of the stolen shoes are expected to be recovered. He also let anyone who has bought a pair know that they could be prosecuted for receiving stolen property.
Last Thursday's Nike heist wasn't the first. On Christmas
stole a semitrailer packed with 4,716
pairs of Nike Air Jordan Classics 90. Estimated value: $200,000.
The thieves apparently made it
to at least Council Bluffs, Iowa,
Authorities believe the thieves stole a second truck, hooked it
If someone is
trying to sell you a pair of Jordans or Nike Air Maxes out of a
semitrailer, give the
KCPD's TIPS Hotline a call at 816-474-8477.