Police: Thousands of stolen Nike shoes being sold in Kansas City
4:02 PM, Feb 25, 2011
8:54 PM, Feb 25, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Kansas City police are asking for help in several thefts of
tractor trailers containing thousands of Nike shoes. Detectives
said the shoes are being illegally sold in the Kansas City
On Dec. 4, 2010, a tractor trailer was stolen from the 3600
block of Great Midwest Drive, near Armour Road, in Kansas City,
Police said the tractor trailer contained 4,700 pairs of white
Nike Air Jordan shoes.
The truck was later found in Iowa and the trailer was found
empty in Lafayette County, Missouri. The loss of the Nike shoes was
estimated to be about $200,000 dollars.
On Thursday, another tractor trailer was stolen from Junction
City, Kansas. The trailer had more than 3,000 pairs of white Nike
Air Max 90 shoes.
Police could not confirm yet whether the two thefts are directly
But according to police, there have been several types of these
thefts, tractor trailers containing thousands of Nike shoes, over
the past year.
Sgt. Stacey Graves with the Kansas City Police Department said
the stolen Nike shoes are known to have been illegally sold in the
Kansas City area. Police have found stolen Nike shoes in Kansas
City that were taken from Junction City and Kansas City.
Police are asking anyone with information on the thefts of the
Nike shoes or have seen NIKE shoes being sold on the street to call
the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-8477.