Memphis, Tennessee, has become a hotbed for sneakers thanks to Nike’s having one of its largest distribution centers in the city. While we’ve seen robberies for sneakers in the city in the past, including last year’s $800,000 loss, another heist has taken place in North Memphis, with around $400,000 worth of products taken.
Eyewitness accounts and evidence left behind painted a clearer picture of the magnitude of the theft. Among the various items stolen, boxes scattered throughout the trainyard showcased the SKU for the infamous Nike Dunk Low Panda. The other stolen products haven’t been confirmed at this time.
According to WREG, two suspects were arrested in connection to the robbery, though two more evaded police. This is another example of the rising crime rate in the supply chain, following a recent report from The Wall Street Journal that showed a 63% increase in theft compared to the previous year.