Thieves fancy adidas

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Police are investigating a curious Officer robbery involving two men who allegedly stole a pair of shoes from a 14-year-old boy.

The victim had been at his home on Flemington Rise, Officer, at 8pm on Friday 13 January when he noticed a shadow moving on the other side of the front door.

The 14-year-old went outside to investigate and saw two men crossing the street, carrying his adidas shoes.

They suddenly placed the shoes on the ground near the alleyway and continued walking.

When the boy went to retrieve his shoes, the men came out from behind the bushes.

He was pushed in the back, causing him to fall to the ground before one of the offenders punched him in the back of the head.

During the attack, the boy’s phone fell out of his pocket.

The offenders grabbed both the phone and shoes before running off.

The offenders, adorned in adidas gear, appeared to only steal a pair of adidas shoes from the boy’s house.

One man was described as being about six foot two, with a stocky build and Pacific Islander in appearance. He wore a white adidas hat and matching T-shirt, with a ski mask covering his mouth.

The other offender was described as being skinny and wore black adidas tracksuit pants at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about the robbery has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Originally published at Pakenham Gazette.

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About Alana Mitchelson

Alana Mitchelson is a journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Follow her on Twitter at @AlanaMitchelson.

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