Man with gun steals pair of Jordan sneakers from skate shop

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SAN DIEGO - A man stole a pair of Jordan sneakers from a North Park skate shop after flashing a firearm to one of the store's employees.

San Diego police say the robbery happened at the Overload Retail Shop on 30th Street just before 1:30 Monday afternoon.

Police say the man entered the store and browsed around for about 20 minutes while trying on shoes and looking at sunglasses.

Johny Thornton, an employee at the store, said the man suddenly lifted his shirt to show the handgun he had in his waistband. That was when the man grabbed the sneakers and ran off.

The exchange was caught on the store's surveillance video.

The type of shoes stolen were blue Jordan Horizon's, with a retail value of $150.

Owner of Overload, Aaron Churder, told Fox 5 he and his employees have never experienced an armed robbery in the 16 years his store has been open.

According to San Diego police, the robbery suspect is described as a black man in his late 20s. He is about 5'6" to 5'8" and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball cap and black basketball shorts, with a white t-shirt. Thornton recalls seeing tattoos on his arms and legs.

The store remained open for the remainder of the day.

If you have any information on the case, you're asked to call San Diego police at (619) 531-2000.