NYC thieves find complicated but clever way to score shoes6/25/2012
If you're dropping beaucoup Benjamins on a new pair of shoes, it's normal to shop around to find the best deal. Or, you know, to go from store to store trying to find the mate to the shoe you already stole. New York City sneaker thieves have a new MO that involves swiping one shoe from a store's display, then robbing another store to complete the pair. The time-consuming approach -- which works because some stores place only left-sided shoes on their shelves, while others display only right-sided ones -- has forced owners to lock down anything with laces. "They know ... which stores are selling which styles and sizes, left and right," one store owner says. "They calculate before they come in."
Would you have the patience to pull off a two-step heist?