Two suspects allegedly stole a pair of Nike Jordan basketball shoes after connecting with the victim through an advertisement placed on Craigslist. The victim agreed to meet the prospective buyers who responded to the ad behind Chuck E. Cheese at 930 N. San Fernando Blvd. on Sunday afternoon, January 19, at 1:48 p.m.
Once in the parking lot behind the popular children’s restaurant and games arcade, the victim opened the trunk of his vehicle and showed the two suspects the shoes. At this point, suspect #1 sprayed the victim with pepper spray and suspect #2 reached in the trunk and grabbed for the shoe box, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. The victim and suspect #2 struggled over the box but the suspect was able to wrest the box from the victim’s hands and both suspects fled northbound on Third Street.
Suspect #1 is a male Black, 5’5″-5’7″ tall and about 150 pounds. Suspect #2 is a male Black, 5’11”-6′ in height and about 175 pounds. Burbank Police ask for anyone at Kmart or Chuck E. Cheese at that time and who may have witnessed the incident or the suspects running from the area to contact the BPD at 818-238-3210.