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NYC thugs jumped teen for $2k Air Jordans, which turn out to be counterfeit

May 9, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
NYC thugs jumped teen for $2k Air Jordans, which turn out to be counterfeit

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Three muggers in New York City jumped a teen for his expensive-looking sneakers — that ended up being counterfeit.

The Air Jordans, which the 17-year-old victim had on during the incident, would have been worth $2,000 if they were real.

The thugs discovered they were fakes when they tried to sell them to a sneaker store 20 minutes after the robbery, according to the New York Post. The violent assault, which took place on April 28th in Flushing, Queens in the middle of the day, was captured on camera.

The Post interviewed a store employee who said he didn’t know the sneakers had been stolen.

He said they seemed like authentic Air Jordans until he studied them more closely.

“They’re fake,” he informed the sellers. “We can’t buy them.”

Police in New York City are on the hunt for the suspects, who remain on the lam.

Footage of the robbery shows the victim being attacked from behind, thrown to the ground and removed of his sneakers, all in a matter of seconds. He is then seen running after the thieves, who fled in a white vehicle.

On Thursday, investigators released footage of the suspects inside the store.

The victim sustained cuts to his knees and arms during the incident.

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