Nike Dunk Low “Panda” Stolen In $400K Nike Boxcar Heist In North Memphis

18 boxes of Nike shoes were taken along with multiple other unknown boxes.

Two men have been arrested after the Nike facility in North Memphis was burglarized with the robbers fleeing with $400,000 worth of Nike products, including boxes of the Nike Dunk Low “Panda” colorway.

According to WREG, the robbery occurred on August 7 around 6:30 a.m. as multiple suspects were seen wearing dark clothing and ski masks as they carried loads of boxes from a train to their cars.

Image via WREG Memphis

Officers chased after four suspects who fled the scene, catching Terry Sullivan and Robert Doyle, but the remaining two suspects got away on foot.

Upon arrest, Sullivan was found with a Nissan key in his front pocket. The Memphis Police Department reported seeing five cars, including four Nissans and a Honda, near the CSX Railyard at the time of the robbery.

As for Doyle, MPD found him hiding under a large toolbox in the business warehouse. MPD reported that the warehouse only has one door and that an employee locked Doyle in. The employee’s involvement is especially interesting as a recent report revealed that organized crime is responsible for stolen Nike sneakers at every point in the supply chain.

Robert Doyle and Terry Sullivan were arrested and charged with five counts of Burglary of a Vehicle and Theft of Property $60,000 – $250,000.

In addition to the two suspects that got away on foot, MPD reports that a black Nissan Maxima carrying an unknown number of suspects also escaped.

Nike’s Memphis facility is one of the largest distribution centers in Tennessee and has become a hotspot for sneaker robberies. Around this time last year, $800,000 worth of product was stolen from the Memphis facility, which was one of the largest ransacks in Swoosh history up until earlier this year when the Los Angeles Police Department recovered $7 million worth of stolen Nike sneakers.

At this time, it’s unclear if any of the suspects are connected to multiple robberies or a network of crime rings, but more information should be unveiled soon.

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