Shoe theft victim uses Facebook to help police track down gun-toting suspect

Police find 56 pairs of Nikes in suspect's home

DENVER - Facebook led an accused shoe thief to a victim, but also led her and police back to him.

According to the arrest affidavit for Leroy Isaiah Bolden, the victim wanted to sell the pair of Nike tennis shoes for $180. She told police a man who identified himself on Facebook as Isaiah Guaps said he would pay $20 more if she met him at the corner of 30th and Oneida in Denver.

She brought the shoes and he showed some cash before pulling out a black semi-automatic pistol and pointing it in the woman's face. The document states that he took the shoes and ran south through an alley.

When the victim went home, she went back on Facebook and found a picture of Guaps on facebook.  Police say his real name is Leroy Isaiah Bolden, 18. 7NEWS found that Bolden is on probation out of Florida.

Police tracked him to a relative’s house near 30th and Oneida. When they tried to arrest him, he ran.  They caught him after a brief foot chase.

“That happened about a month or so ago,” said a utility crew employee working in front of the house. “There were police all over the place. They had guns drawn.”

A search warrant return shows police found 56 pairs of Nike shoes when they searched the home where Isaiah was living.

Investigators tell 7NEWS they can link some of the shoes to other burglaries in Denver.

A google search of Isaiah Guaps shows a link to Isaiah Suave’s Facebook page.

Photographs have been removed from that page, and the gender states that Isaiah is a female, but police say it is the suspect’s page.

Bolden has been charged with aggravated robbery and menacing with a deadly weapon.

His bond has been set at $50,000.

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