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.