The Roanoke County Police Department released a video of the thief, who wore a ski mask and camouflage pants and carried a backpack. In the footage, he takes some of the Jordan shoes on display. But only the right sides were out — their left counterparts were stowed away.
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"What was the point of grabbing one shoe off the shelf?" Wickham said.
The Roanoke Times weighed in: "The nighttime burglars who triggered the alarm at Clean Soles on Williamson Road could have been grabbing too fast to notice. Or maybe this is just another stupid criminal story."
The incident followed an earlier break-in at the store in July, Wickham told the newspaper. Those robbers also stole several right-foot shoes.
Police charged a 17-year-old with that crime.
Roanoke County police spokeswoman Amy Whittaker told NPR that the August intruder remains at large.