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Hialeah teen falls victim to Craigslist robber

A 17-year-old Hialeah resident was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night when he went to sell a pair of sneakers to a buyer he met on Craigslist.

“The teen had spoken to a man named ‘Joe’ in regards to an ad on Craigslist for a pair of Michael Jordan sneakers at a cost of $400 dollars,” said Hialeah Police spokesman Carl Zogby.

When the two met at Walker Park, located at 2845 W. 8th Ave., the buyer pulled a gun, a struggle ensued and one shot was fired at the teen. The shot did not hit him.

The suspect ran to a waiting red Toyota Camry, with the sneakers, and sped off. Police are asking for the public’s help to catch the suspect described as a white male “with a teardrop tattoo near his right eye.”

If you have any information, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.