Bur­glar caught af­ter leav­ing blood at crime scene

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.

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