Man Steals Facebook Friend's Pelle Pelle Jacket at Knifepoint, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner on December 5, 2013 9:10am 

 A teen hoped to swap his luxury jacket with a cyber friend, but the pal robbed him instead, police said.
A teen hoped to swap his luxury jacket with a cyber friend, but the pal robbed him instead, police said.
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THE BRONX — A Facebook friend turned into a foe when he stole his cyber buddy's Pelle Pelle jacket at knifepoint inside the East 180th Street subway station, police said.

The 17-year-old victim planned to exchange his high-end jacket with the suspect's, but when he entered the subway station about 6 p.m. on Nov. 30, two more men were there too and pulled a knife on him, the NYPD said.

The suspect removed the teen's jacket and the trio fled, police said.

The victim and suspect were "friends" on Facebook, where they had discussed the jacket exchange, the NYPD said.

The Pelle Pelle brand is known for its luxury leather jackets which can cost as much as $1,140.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

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