Abingdon man charged with shoe robbery

An 18-year-old Abingdon Eagle Scout who arranged to buy a $600 pair of shoes from someone showed up to the deal with several friends and allegedly stole the pair agreed upon and nine other shoes.

Timothy Jacob Kluchinsky, 18, of the 1100 block of Trowbridge Court, is charged with theft between $1,000 and $10,000, robbery and second-degree assault. He is being held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center.

Deputies responded to the 3400 block of Howell Court at 9:46 p.m. June 5 to meet with the victim in the incident, according to the police report. The 15-year-old boy said he had been texting and Facebook messaging Kluchinsky about selling his shoe collection and they agreed to meet at the residence.

That night, Kluchinsky arrived with two other people at the residence and a fourth person stood by a vehicle, according to the report. After one of the men asked the boy to see the shoes, the boy said he was knocked over and choked and his shoes were ripped off his feet.

Another person then opened the front door to the residence and took the bag of shoes sitting inside the foyer, according to the report. The group left in a silver Chrysler, according to the report.

Monica Worrell, spokesperson the Harford County Sheriff's Office, said Thursday she does not know if more people will be charged in the incident.

Three of the five pairs of shoes were Nike Foamposites, two pairs were Nike Air Jordans and the lone shoe was a Nike SB, according to a Harford County Sheriff's Office police report. The shoes were all different sizes, ranging from size 9 to 14.

The alleged theft plus damage to a nearby flower pot from the struggle, amounts to $2,060, Assistant State's Attorney Chris Smith said during a Kluchinsky's bail review hearing Thursday.

Smith asked District Court Judge Susan Hazlett to continue holding Kluchinsky without bail and brought up that he has two pending cases for burglary and assault.

Public Defender Sarah Klemm spoke in Kluchinsky's defense, saying he is an Eagle Scout and has volunteered at the Sons of the American Legion. He graduated from Edgewood High School in 2011 and lives with his parents and brother in Abingdon, she added.

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