Police: Bridgeport man caught trying to break into cars at Darien train station

A 21-year-old Bridgeport man was charged with a burglary offense Wednesday after he was seen trying car doors at Darien Train Station, according to local police.

A 21-year-old Bridgeport man was charged with a burglary offense Wednesday after he was seen trying car doors at Darien Train Station, according to local police.

Darien Police Department

DARIEN — A man caught trying to open car doors at the local train station early Wednesday morning was arrested on a burglary charge, police said.

Mohamed Batchilly, 21, of Bridgeport, was charged with criminal attempt to commit third-degree burglary, Darien police said. He was held on a $2,500 bond.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the parking lot of Darien Train Station after a witness reported a suspicious person was trying to open car doors, according to police. The witness told officers he had exited the train with the suspect, later identified as Batchilly, and observed him pull on the door handles of several cars, police said.

Based on a description provided by the witness, officers detained Batchilly near the intersection of Post Road and Day Street, according to police. While Batchilly originally denied pulling on car door handles, police said surveillance footage captured at the train station showed him trying three car door handles.

The arrest came amid an apparent spate of car break-ins reported by Darien police in incident logs. Between Jan. 3 and Jan. 7, records show, six motor vehicle burglaries were reported, many involving cars that were left unlocked overnight. 

Batchilly is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 18.

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