Juveniles robbed by man pretending to sell shoes, Shelby County deputies say


SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. – Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man they say robbed two juveniles who came to his house Saturday to buy a pair of shoes.

Decoreion McDowell, 19, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

The victims told investigators they drove to McDowell’s home in the 8200 block of Post Creek Cove to purchase the shoes and McDowell got in the back seat of their vehicle.

The victims said they tried to use an app to pay for the shoes, but when it didn’t work McDowell put a gun to their heads and told them to give him everything they had.

They told deputies he took a wallet containing $70.00.

Detectives were able to get a search warrant for McDowell’s home and said they recovered clothing items matching the clothing described by the victims.

They said McDowell admitted to meeting the victims and told them they would find the stolen wallet in a neighbor’s trash can.

Investigators were able to recover the wallet.

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