Cops: Teen tries to sell sneakers, gets robbed

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First Squad detectives are looking for three men who robbed a teenager of Nike LeBron sneakers at gunpoint Wednesday in Freeport, Nassau County police said.

The teen, a boy, 15, advertised three pairs of the LeBron style sneakers, valued at $350, for sale on the Internet, detectives said.

The boy drove to Bedford Avenue and Utz Street with three friends, ages 18, 15 and 14, to complete a transaction at about 3 p.m., police said.

After they arrived, three men approached their vehicle, including one armed with a handgun. One of the three tried to take the keys to the vehicle but was only able to remove the car-alarm remote, police said.

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The men took the sneakers and then fled westbound on Bedford Avenue, police said. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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