HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a Hampton man has been arrested for stealing a woman’s purse Thursday night.
Officers responded to the intersection of Homestead Avenue and Bright Street just before 8 p.m. for a reported robbery.
A 24-year-old woman was reportedly walking in the area when a man approached her and tried to forcibly take her purse, according to police.
The man got away with her purse after a struggle.
Officers were able to find and arrest the man, 42-year-old Shabaca Malik Bowman.
He is charged with robbery for the incident and is being held at Hampton City Jail.