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Watch: Thieves snatch expensive sneakers from Port Moody resident after pepper-spraying him at his front door

The victim arranged to sell a pair of shoes on Facebook Marketplace. Now Port Moody police are looking for two suspects, one of whom was videoed by a doorbell camera.

An attempt to sell an expensive pair of sneakers went horribly wrong on Monday (May 30) when a thief pepper sprayed the seller at his front door.

Port Moody police (PMPD) are now looking for two suspects, including one man who was photographed by a security camera at the scene.

“This was a brazen daytime robbery and we are appealing to the public to help identify the suspects,” stated PMPD spokesperson Const. Sam Zacharias in a news release today (May 31). 

Around 2 p.m. on Monday, officers were called to a robbery in the Pleasantside neighbourhood of Port Moody.

The victim had arranged to sell a pair of shoes from Facebook Marketplace, police stated.

Two men arrived at his residence and after several minutes, pepper sprayed the victim and took off with the shoes.

The victim suffered minor injuries. One of the suspects walked right up to a recording camera and a screen grab of the individual was provided to media by PMPD.

A photo and description of the events was also posted to multiple Tri-City social media pages, in which the poster described the incident as occurring to his son. The shoes were reported to be Nike Air Jordans.

Pepper Spray Guy in Port Moody
One of two men who stole a pair of Air Jordans after pepper-spraying a victim at his front door. By Facebook

PMPD describes the two suspects as follows:

Suspect #1

  • Asian
  • 18 years old
  • 5'8"
  • Short black hair
  • Slim build
  • Wearing...
    • Glasses Puffy black jacket
    • Black pants
    • Carrying a black Nike backpack

Suspect #2

  • Asian
  • 18 years old
  • 6'0"
  • Short black wavy hair
  • Slim build
  • Wearing...
    • Black jacket
    • Black pants
    • White shoes

Police are also advising anyone wishing to sell items online to do the exchange in a public place.

"We encourage the community to utilize public venues, like a police station parking lot, to exchange goods safely," stated Zacharias.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PMPD at 604-461-3456 and quote file-number 2022-2601.

- with files from Kyle Balzer, Tri-City News