Police: An Offer to Sell Sneakers Gets Owner Out of House, Then Entire Sneaker Collection Stolen

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A Joseph Street man told police that on Veterans Day, after he left his home by someone claiming to want to buy sneakers, then someone broke in and stole his entire sneaker collection, valued at $3,800.

Darien police gave this account of what happened:

At 6:45 p.m., the man was contacted through a Facebook messenger account by a person offering to buy some sneakers. The two agreed to meet at Stamford Railroad Station.

The victim said that while driving to the station, he lost contact with the buyer, so he went back home at 7:38 p.m.

There, he found his locked bedroom door was open, and both the lock and door were broken. Along with the $3,800 sneaker collection, another $1,400 had been taken. (That puts the total estimated value of the theft at $5,200).

Police are continuing to investigate.

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