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GARY — A woman was robbed of a pair of brand-name shoes Saturday night after arriving in the city with plans to sell them, police said.

The woman told Gary police at about 6:30 p.m. she went to the intersection of West Fifth Avenue and King Street  to sell a pair of Air Jordans.

After she pulled up, a man leaned into her car and presented a fake $100 bill, police Lt. Dawn Westerfield said.

The woman refused to give the man the shoes, and a younger man approached and pointed a gun at her, police said. 

The men robbed the woman of two cellphones and cash before running off, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 219-811-1210. To remain anonymous, call 866-CRIME-GP.

A number of police departments in Northwest Indiana encourage residents to use their parking lots when meeting people they don't know to buy or sell items.

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Public safety reporter

Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.