Man robbed for Balenciaga shoes at Gramercy hotel

Dec6 Shoe robbery suspects

Robbery suspects

By Sabina Mollot

A man was robbed for a pricey pair of kicks at the Freehand Hotel in Gramercy last Saturday.

Police said the 26-year-old victim was in a second floor public bathroom at the hotel at about 4 p.m. when two men approached him and demanded his Balenciaga shoes.

After being threatened, the victim turned the pair, worth $300, over to one of the robbers, who is described as being white, in his 30s, 5 ft. 11 ins. and about 180 lbs.

The Freehand Hotel, which offers “three’s company” bunk bed rooms, is located at 23 Lexington Avenue and East 24th Street.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact police at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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