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Robbery Suspect Taunts Des Moines Police On Facebook

| by Emily Smith

A man wanted in connection with a Sears robbery has begun taunting Des Moines police on their Facebook page.

The Des Moines police department began using Facebook in their investigations as a crime-solving tool. Last month, they posted a video of thief Andrew Bolden stealing a bag full of items from Sears. Within a day, he was identified and a warrant was submitted for his arrest.

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As of yet, police have been unable to find Bolden; however, he has contacted them through Facebook.

“First of all…i didn’t rob anything,” Bolden wrote. “I shoplifted and ran away n security was embarrassed he couldnt stop me so he made up a lie about me beating him up.”

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Bolden is the first suspect to have reached out to Des Moines police through Facebook.

Bolden later added in his Facebook post that he's supposedly a martial arts expert and possesses a high IQ.

“Now I strive to be public enemy #1,” Bolden wrote. “Yup, I got nothing to lose but the world to gain.”

Bolden is wanted for 2nd degree robbery and 2nd degree theft for a stolen vehicle.

Sources: WHO TV, The Des Moines Register