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Burglar snared by blood

PUBLISHED: 13:48 15 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:50 25 August 2010

CAGED: Owen Fagan.

CAGED: Owen Fagan.

A BURGLAR has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after traces of his blood were left at the scene. Unemployed Owen Joseph Fagan, 30, of Davis Way, Sidcup, who was previously known to the police, forced his way into the rear kitchen window of the prope

A BURGLAR has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after traces of his blood were left at the scene.

Unemployed Owen Joseph Fagan, 30, of Davis Way, Sidcup, who was previously known to the police, forced his way into the rear kitchen window of the property and stole a Nintendo Wii along with £310 worth of goods.

Fagan had left traces of blood on the window sill along with smudge marks from the gloves he was wearing as he forced his way into the property on October 24, last year DNA from the blood sample taken at the scene of the crime led to his arrest.

He appeared at Woolwich Crown Court last Wednesday and was sentenced.

Detective Sergeant Shelley Barrett said: "In the absence of any witnesses to this burglary the blood sample obtained by the forensic scene examiner, which transpired to be a full DNA match for Fagan, was vital in securing a conviction against him at court.

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