Store sold fake Nikes, cops say

One person is in custody and two are being questioned after a South Side retail outlet was found to be selling counterfeit shoes, police said Thursday.

Officers of the 11th district seized 942 pairs of counterfeit Nike gym shoes and $7,000 in cash from Brothers Two, a retail outlet at 604 S. Pulaski, said Officer Daniel Stanek.  Two loaded guns, a 9-milimeter and a .32 caliber revolver, were also recovered.

At around 2:00 p.m. today, police noticed individuals exiting the store with Nike boxes.  Nike representatives had notified police that the store was selling shoes with the Nike insignia but did not have a contract with Nike, police said.

According to police, the suspects first attempted to hide in the basement to avoid arrest, but then surrendered without incident.

Charges are pending.

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