Exclusive: Surveillance video shows smash-and-grab robbery at Jersey City sneaker store

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
Exclusive: Video shows smash-and-grab robbery at NJ sneaker store
Surveillance video shows the group of suspects carrying out the smash-and-grab robbery at "The Loop" sneaker store in Jersey City.

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- New Jersey police are searching for the individuals accused of carrying out a smash-and-grab robbery targeting collectible sneakers.

In surveillance camera video, the group of suspected thieves are seen loading up a stolen SUV with items including rare Jordan sneakers and Yeezys from a Jersey City store called "The Loop."

Owner Mars Shehata says the individuals gained access by using something similar to a bolt cutter and then throwing rocks through the store window.

"It's just really gut-wrenching to get that call," said Shehata in an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News. "It's very sad when you're at home and you get a call about your business being robbed that way."

The value of the stolen goods could top $100,000.

The store was also reportedly robbed back in January, when a series of burglaries at high-end sneaker and clothing stores took place across New York City, Long Island and New Jersey.

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