Police Arrest Man Suspected of Attempted Car Burglaries Near University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport police arrested a man suspected in connection to a string of burglaries near the University of Bridgeport.

Pharaoh Eaton, 20, of Fairfield, is accused attempting to burglarize cars parked near the university.

Bridgeport police have increased patrols near the university as they monitor an uptick in robberies and vehicle larcenies over the past three weeks or so, police said.

Someone flagged down a patrol officer at about 1:02 a.m. on Aug. 22 and reported witnessing a man checking car door handles and peeking into vehicles using a flashlight on Atlantic Street near the Lafayette Street intersection, police said. The man was described as wearing a white T-shirt and jeans.

The witness told police that a photograph of a burglary suspect that police had showed him earlier in the week looked like the man he saw peering into the cars.

University of Bridgeport security personnel canvassed the area and told police the suspect was headed south on Myrtle Avenue toward Atlantic Street, police said.

Bridgeport police apprehended Eaton and detained him until the witness came to take a look at him and positively identified him as the person he saw looking in cars, police said.

Police arrested Eaton and transported him in a patrol car to the police department for booking.

Bridgeport police charged Eaton with third-degree criminal attempted burglary.

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