Sneaker Salesman Mugged at Gunpoint in Harlem Clothing Store, Police Say
MANHATTAN — A sneaker salesman was mugged at gunpoint inside Harlem's Wolf Style clothing shop on March 18 and the three thieves ran off with $2,500, some of his clothing, his minivan and other belongings, police said.
The entrepreneur, 29, whose name was not released but who makes a living re-selling sneakers, was inside the boutique on Eighth Avenue near 132nd Street when three armed men barged in about 6:45 p.m. and robbed him, police said.
The victim did not work at Wolf Style and investigators believe he was the intended target, police said. He was in the store to find clothing to match his footwear, police said.
The three thieves, who can be seen in surveillance photos released by police, took $2,500, his cellphone, sneakers, belt and 2012 Dodge Caravan, which also contained other items of clothing, the NYPD said.
No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).