by: Rachel Stockman Updated:
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating two armed robberies associated with a
sneaker-trading group on Facebook. One of the victims, a 14-year-old, attended Duluth High School. The Facebook group is called "Gwinnett Sneakerheads" and police say the thieves targeted two Facebook members, both trying to sell their shoes.
Several students tell Channel 2's Rachel Stockman that sneaker selling and trading is very popular at local high schools, and even middle schools.
"If you don't have the big sneakers, the popular ones, you get bullied," said Dasia Mosely, an
"It is very scary, and she also asked for Jordans for Christmas . Now everyone wants Jordans at this point," said Shonta Mosely, a parent said.
Police say another victim was robbed near the Jenny Mart on Club Drive in Lawrenceville.
"Things were going normal, the kid asked for the shoes and I showed it to
Police say the same 16-year-old is involved in both crimes.