Walnut Creek police investigators say Christopher Newton has been identified as a suspect in a theft of purse at a Yoga studio in Walnut Creek in June 2017 and subsequent fraudulent credit card charges in Pleasant Hill, Pittsburg and San Francisco.
Newton has warrants from three Bay Area jurisdictions related to fraud and Identity Theft, according to police.
Investigators said on two occasions in 2016 and again this year, Newton took a cab to a Walnut Creek yoga studio and then stole a purse from a patron – using the stolen credit cards to make purchases.
Witnesses have described Newton as talking with a “feminine” voice and being “flamboyant.”
If you have any information regarding this suspect and/or his whereabouts, please contact Detective Vevera at 925-943-5875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Investigators ask that you do not approach Newton if you see him, but rather notify your local police department.
Also, police advise, if you are attending a yoga class or going to work out, please don’t leave any valuables in an unsecured locker, a common area, or visible in your car that can be taken easily.