His DNA was the undoing of a burglar in Eckental.
Investigators found various narcotics in the 40-year-old suspect's apartment.
- In the Erlangen-Höchstadt district, the police were able to close a case that was a few months ago.
In October 2020, an initially unknown person broke into a car dealership.
The DNA seized resulted in a hit in the database.
The police headquarters in Middle Franconia * announced this in a press release.
In the early morning of October 13, 2020, the burglar smashed the window of a car dealership in Eckental near Nuremberg *.
He then apparently searched the office for valuables.
The initially stranger stole a smaller three-digit amount of money from a cash box.
The officers at the crime scene were able to secure a DNA trace.
Erlangen: DNA is the undoing of burglars
The DNA secured at the crime scene could be assigned to a 40-year-old man from the Erlangen-Höchstadt district, who was already known to the police for other offenses.
Officials then searched the suspect's home, the statement said.
Surprised by the police visit, the 40-year-old's wife tried to make a money box with various narcotics disappear.
Investigators found a small amount of crystal, speed and marijuana in the cassette.
Now the couple is also expecting an investigation into drug possession.
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