Burglar caught after leaving blood at crime scene
A burglar who broke into a Peterborough shop and stole mobile phones worth £2,500 was caught after he was traced from a blood stain.
Wayne Mckie, 40, of Barnstock, Bretton, in Peterborough, broke into Carphone Warehouse, in Bretton
Now he has been jailed for 18 months after admitting burglary at Peterborough Crown Court.
Police were notified of the break-in at around 3.40am on November 18. Officers found the front window to the store had been smashed, Peterborough Crown Court heard.
Extensive damage could be seen through an internal door which had been forced open.
There were holes in the walls and the further internal doors. Forensic officers identified a blood stain on the internal door, which was linked to Mckie through DNA, and he was arrested.
Investigations revealed a total of 10 phones were stolen from the store. In interview, Mckie stated he couldn’t remember committing the burglary, however, when officers told him about the blood stain he admitted carrying out the crime.
He told officers he’d gained entry to the shop by smashing a window at the front of the building with a hammer, making a hole large enough for him to climb through.
Mckie claimed he gave the phones to another man to sell, who sold them for £200 and kept £20 for himself. The 18 month sentence was added to a four-month prison sentence he is currently serving for previous offences of theft, assault and criminal damage.