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Meeting set up online ends with theft of Sacramento man’s shoes

A meet-up arranged on Facebook ended in a holdup when robbers made off with one man’s Nike Jordan athletic shoes.

The Sacramento man had agreed to meet someone in person that he had corresponded with on the social network site to sell the pair of shoes valued at $160. Police said that the man met three young adults about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 5900 block of Wardell Way in Sacramento’s Parkway neighborhood. When the parties met, one of the men brandished a firearm and took the shoes.

An investigation is being conducted, police say.