A 41-year-old Bridgeport man tried to rob a woman as she walked through the Center Street parking lot near Bodega Taco Bar, Darien police said. He first demanded money from her, and when she refused, he tried to grab her purse, but failed, police said. Police gave this further account, including accusations not proven in court:
Police were called at 10 a.m. Officers went to the parking lot and got a description of the man from the victim and two other witnesses, who also corroborated her account. Police then checked the area and found Joseph Riley, who matched the description. He admitted that he had had an interaction with the woman and it was about money.