Teen reports sneaker robbery

An Augusta teen told Richmond County deputies Thursday that he was robbed at gunpoint of his Air Jordan sneakers.

The 17-year-old said a man came up behind him as he was walking near the 2100 block of Sibley Road about 4 p.m. and told him to take off his sneakers, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The teen, who was talking on his cell phone, turned around and saw a man holding a handgun. The boy said he immediately complied and then walked in his socks to a friend’s nearby house and waited for a ride to the motel where his family is living.

The teen, who had been wearing Air Jordan 11 Bred shoes, reported the crime more than an hour later. When asked why he waited, the boy said he didn’t want to “look like a snitch.”

The suspect was described as black, wearing a hooded camouflage jacket. The teen said the man was holding a black semi-automatic handgun.

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