New Air Jordans targeted in smash-and-grab at City Gear store

New Air Jordans targeted in smash-and-grab at City Gear store
Published: Dec. 7, 2016 at 1:36 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2016 at 6:37 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An apparent smash-and-grab robbery left a Louisville business with a large hole in the building and missing an undetermined amount of merchandise.

An employee of City Gear, located at 4443 Cane Run Road in the Tradewinds West Shopping Center, said it appeared the new Air Jordan 11 Space Jam athletic shoes were specifically targeted. The sought after shoes are due to be released to the public Dec. 10.

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Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said the burglary was reported about 6:50 a.m. Wednesday. Responding officers said the hole in the back of the building is consistent with damage caused by a vehicle.

The store opened for business Wednesday, despite the robbery. Police said they were reviewing surveillance video from the area.

>> RELATED STORY: Man shot outside Louisville store over Air Jordans

In April, a man was shot outside the City Gear at 3985 7th Street Road in the Southland Terrace Shopping Center during a dispute over a pair of Air Jordans. The AJ12 "French Blue" Air Jordans were released to the public on April 2, 2016, the date of the shooting.

The shoes were so popular, only customers selected through a raffle were eligible to purchase them on the date of their release.

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There are no suspects in the most recent incident. Anyone with information about the crime should call 502-574-LMPD (5673).

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