Thieves Pick Wrong Type of Shoes
LENEXA, Kan. (AP) _ Thieves who allegedly stole 57 pairs of athletic shoes from a delivery truck were slightly ahead of their time: They chose a type of shoe not yet on sale at area stores.
The 57 pairs, worth about $1,300, were taken Wednesday from a truck parked behind the office of the Athlete’s Foot store in Lenexa, a city of 18,000 on the perimeter of Kansas City, said police Detective Mike Siebers.
The theft was discovered about 15 minutes after a man went into the office to ask for a job, Siebers said.
About two hours later, two men walked into an Athlete’s Foot store in Kansas City, Kan., and asked to exchange a pair of shoes that didn’t fit. Store employees, notified of the Lenexa theft, recognized the shoes.
Police found six more pairs of the shoes in a car in the store’s parking lot but 50 pairs still are missing. The two men were released pending further investigation.