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Des Moines police have identified a suspect wanted in connection with an assault and robbery at a Sears store.

The robbery happened April 26th at the Sears at Southridge Mall. Police say a man entered the store and asked for some electronics worth about $850. He put the items in a shopping basket and walked around the store for short time, before running out of the store without paying for the merchandise.

The suspect tried to get into a car he had left running and an employee tried to stop him and was assaulted. The suspect took off on foot. Police later learned the car had been reported stolen.

After releasing images of the suspect to the media, police say they received tips about the suspect’s identity through Crime Stoppers and the police department’s Facebook page,

A warrant for the arrest of 31-year-old Andrew Bolden has now been issued. He is charged with second degree robbery and second degree theft.

Bolden is believed to be in Des Moines. If you have any information on his location you’re asked to contact Des Moines Police at 237-1466 or Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.


  • Concerned Iowan

    That is definitely Andrew Bolden. Went to high school with the jerk! Hope he gets caught soon.

  • Sherlock Holmes

    Look at his picture. It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to see his name is Dylan.

  • Troy Hendrickson

    What concerns me are the number of store employees who are willing to risk their life for an employer who could give a rat’s behind about them in the first place, seriously, just let them have whatever they want and call the police, that’s what they’re paid to do.

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