Police arrest man accused of robbing woman in Hampton

Posted at 12:42 PM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 12:42:35-05

Shabaca Malik Bowman was arrested and charged with one count of robbery.

HAMPTON, Va. – Police have arrested Shabaca Malik Bowman in connection with the robbery of a woman that happened on December 1.

Police received a call regarding a robbery just before 8 p.m.

According to police, a 24-year-old woman was walking near the intersection of Homestead Avenue and Bright Street when Bowman approached her.

The suspect tried to steal the woman’s purse and a struggle ensued. He ran away with the woman’s purse.

Officers were able to find Bowman and arrest him shortly after the incident.

Bowman, 42, has been charged with one count of robbery and remains in custody at the Hampton City Jail.