Jail For Burglar Who Left DNA At Crime Scene

A burglar who left his DNA at the scene of a crime has been jailed by a court in Cambridge.

Thomas Smith, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to two burglaries and thefts and was sentenced to a year in prison at Cambridge Crown Court.

The 45-year-old took cigarettes worth £350 from a shop in Burleigh Street, Cambridge in August 2018. A discarded cigarette packet at the scene matched Smiths’ DNA.

He was caught on CCTV stealing charity tins from a shop on Mill Road, Cambridge on 17 August and the Post Office in High Street, Cottenham on 7 September.

Smith also stole cash from the till of The Animal Experience Centre in Cambridge Road, Stretham on 14 September.

Sergeant Ciaran Constable said: “Smith is an opportunistic burglar who steals to feed his drug addiction. We hope that while in prison he gets the support he needs to prevent re-offending upon his release.”

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