Tuesday, September 16, 2014
On 9/11/14 at Kroger on Flint's east side, a woman who was 9 months pregnant was unloading groceries into her car when a man grabbed her purse and ran. The woman chased after the man and confronted him. He then pushed her to the ground and took off running again. Two good Samaritans who were nearby then ran after the man and were able to retrieve the woman's purse. The man again fled but was confronted by family members of the woman. At that time the man began to fight with the family members who were able to hold him there until police arrived. The man, identified as Mark Newton (30), was arrested and has been charged and arraigned for Unarmed Robbery. The victim delivered a healthy baby later that same day.