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Robbery Suspect Allegedly Taunts Des Moines Police On Facebook

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Andrew Bolden
Andrew Bolden

An Iowa man wanted for robbery appears to have taken to Facebook to contest the charges against him.

Andrew Bolden, 31, is wanted for allegedly stealing $850 in electronics from Sears on April 26. Security cameras filmed a man who police later identified as Bolden grabbing goods and dashing for the door, KCCI reports. A loss prevention officer said Bolden assaulted him as he fled.

Des Moines police posted a Facebook appeal for help finding Bolden on April 28.

On May 8, a Facebook user named Andrew Slikk Bolden commented on the post, contesting the police's version of events. This sparked an exchange between the user and the police department's Facebook account:

WHO-TV reports:

Bolden has plenty to say, “now I strive to be public enemy #1….yup, I got nothing to lose but the world to gain…how dangerous am I? by the way the police forgot to warn the public that i’m a martial arts expert and my iq is quite on the high end, yall ready!!!???”

A warrant for Bolden's arrest has been issued, but so far, police haven't been able to find him. He has continued to taunt police on social media. Police believe the suspect is still in Des Moines.

“He's taunting us a little bit and that's fine,” Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Halifax told WHO-TV. "We certainly feel that Facebook is a useful tool for us in crime solving."

Bolden appeared to remain at large Tuesday. He continues to taunt police with posts to his own Facebook profile, which is public.

Bolden is described as 6 feet 3 inches tall and 215 pounds. Des Moines police are asking anyone who knows his whereabouts to contact Polk County Crimestoppers at (515) 223-1400.

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