On July 22, 2016 at 6:55AM the Newport Police Department responded to the parking lot of Shaw’s Supermarket for a report made by a female that a male subject had stolen her purse. During the investigation it was found that the male subject had aggressively assaulted the female while attempt to gain possession of her purse. Due to quick thinking of a co-worker they were able to obtain a license plate on the vehicle that the male was operating. During a subsequent investigation the male subject was identified as Walter Bowman 28 of Claremont NH
Bowman was operating a black 2001 Honda CR-V with NH registration 365 6925. The Newport Police Department is looking to locate Bowman and any assistance is appreciated. Please call the Newport Police Department 603-863-3240 with any information to assist with locating Bowman.