The Walnut Creek Police Department announced Tuesday that Christopher Newton, has been identified as the 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 & San Francisco.
Newton has warrants from 3 Bay Area jurisdictions related to Fraud & Identity Theft.
Newtons MO in Walnut Creek (in 2016 & 2017) was to take a taxi to a local yoga studio and then steal a wallet/purse and then use 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 me Detective Vevera at 925-943-5875 or [email protected].
If you see this subject, please do not approach him and contact your local police department.
Police reminded the community to please remember, 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.