Suspect Sought by Golden Valley Police Known to Frequent SW Minneapolis

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Golden Valley police are actively searching for a chronic swindler and con artist. Mark Christopher Bell 12/15/1960 is an active criminal who currently has eight outstanding warrants for theft by swindle, theft and other related crimes. He has a lengthy criminal history that includes narcotics offenses and forgery. He frequents southwest Minneapolis and has been arrested here several times.

Mr. Bell typically goes door-to-door asking for money saying he needs help because his car has broken down or his vehicle has been impounded. He often states that he was on his way home from church when the incident occurred.

Mr. Bell is a black male, 50 years old, 6’00”, medium to heavy build, with a mustache and short black hair which is graying around the hair line. He is usually well dressed and very polite.

His most recent contacts with the police have been in Golden Valley. There have been possible sightings of Mr. Bell in southwest Minneapolis and St. Louis Park as well.

Should you see or come in contact with Mr. Bell please call 911 immediately.

Below is a booking photo of Mark Bell from January 2011.