PD: Tempe burglar flees on bicycle after stealing $10K in electronics

TEMPE, AZ - Tempe police have arrested a man who allegedly stole about $10,000 in electronics, then fled on a bicycle.

Police report that on June 7 a man, later identified as 33-year-old Thomas Allen Bolding, was seen on surveillance video taking items from an electronics store near University and Priest drives.

Police say he broke out the glass in the front door and stole several electronic items including about 100 iPhones, 20 iPads, several phone chargers and other items. Police report that Bolding placed the items in a backpack. The business estimates the value of the items at about $10,000.

When police arrived, Bolding reportedly fled on a bicycle but was caught by police about a half-mile away, "sweating profusely."

Bolding denied any involvement in the crime, but police say they found the backpack in the area of where he was detained. The stolen items and burglary tools were found in the bag.

Police say blood was found on Bolding’s leg and one of the iPads taken from the store.

Bolding has been charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools.

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