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Nike's new kicks cause criminal activity

Saturday - 12/22/2012, 7:25am  ET

WASHINGTON - Nike's Air Jordans have long been a hot commodity for shoe lovers, and Friday's release of the Thunder Air Jordan 4 Retro proved to be no different.

Two incidents over the new shoe took place Friday morning.

The first happened at the Downtown Locker Room on 9th and H streets in Northeast D.C.

George Kucik, D.C. police commander, reports that while customers were waiting in line to purchase their new kicks, three suspects approached the customers and attempted to rob them.

"At some point, the attempted robbery escalated and one of the suspects began firing shots," says Kucik, who confirms that no one was hurt in the ordeal.

About three hours after the first incident, a teenager had his Jordans taken from him in the Wheaton Metro Station parking lot.

No arrests have been made in either incident.

WTOP's Thomas Warren contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter.

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