Friday, February 25, 2011

Looking for stolen sneakers

Shoal Creek Property Crimes detectives are seeking help in a large-scale theft/stolen auto case.

On December 24, 2010, a tractor trailer was stolen from 3600 Great Midwest Dr., Kansas City, Mo. The tractor trailer contained 4,700 pairs of NIKE brand footwear, specifically all were white Air Jordans. The truck was recovered in Iowa and the trailer was later recovered empty in Lafayette County. The loss of the NIKE footwear was estimated to be approximately $200,000.

The stolen NIKE footwear is known to have been sold in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Several of these types of thefts (of tractor trailers containing thousands of NIKE shoes) have occurred over the past year. Police are aware of tractor trailers with NIKE footwear being stolen from Junction City, Kan., and being sold in the Kansas City area. At this time, we cannot confirm whether the theft from the Kansas City, Mo., location is directly related to the thefts from Junction City, Kan. However, stolen NIKE footwear has been recovered in Kansas City, Mo., that was taken from both Junction City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo.

Yesterday, Feb. 24, another tractor trailer was stolen from Junction City, Kan., that contained a load of NIKE footwear - more than 3,000 pairs. There is a possibility these shoes may be illegally sold in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The stolen NIKE footwear are all-white, NIKE AIR MAX 90s, like those picture above.

Police are asking anyone with information in regard to any of the thefts of the tractor trailers containing NIKE footwear or have seen large amounts of NIKE footwear being sold on the street to contact the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474- TIPS (8477).