Several people waiting to buy a new type of sneaker got an unexpected--and unwanted--surprise.
State police said as people lined up for a 9 a.m. new sneaker release at Sneaker King, 942 Airport Center Drive, Hanover Twp., Lehigh Co., a man approached them around 1:40 Saturday morning and demanded money.
When those in line laughed at the man, he brought out a silver or black handgun, police said. He pistol whipped a teenager who refused to give any money, and put the muzzle of the gun to the chest of others, police said.
The robber got away with money from several people, then left on foot towards the Knights Inn at 1880 Steelstone Road, near the shopping center.
The robber is described as being 5 feet 1 inch to 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing around 150-170 pounds. He was wearing a black mask, black hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.
Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Bethlehem at 610-861-2026.