Hampton man arrested for stealing woman’s purse

Shabaca Malik Bowman. Image Credit: Hampton Police Division.

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.