Tuesday, March 1, 2011

63 pairs of stolen Nikes recovered after tips to Kansas City police

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  • Found: stolen Nikes.

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

Eve, thieves

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,

where they ditched the truck. But there was no sign of the J's.

Authorities believe the thieves stole a second truck, hooked it

to the trailer full of shoes and kept on rolling.



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.


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