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Burglar Snared After Leaving Fingerprints on Box of Jaffa Cakes
Metro ^ | Friday 17 May 2013

Posted on 05/18/2013 1:52:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A burglar learned never to stop off for a snack at the house you are stealing from after being identified via fingerprints found on a packet of Jaffa Cakes.

Reece O’Callaghan, who was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison, was jailed in part because his DNA was discovered after he stopped to eat some biscuits and pasta.

The 19-year-old had also pleaded guilty to two separate charges of burglary and aggravated burglary, which was taken into account during his sentencing.

A burglar found a pack of Jaffa Cakes too irresistible (Picture: File) Mr O’Callaghan had managed to escape from the house in Birmingham with three televisions but he never got a chance to enjoy his booty as he was stopped nearby after being fingered by neighbours.

The young thief had tried to deny his involvement in the robbery but was snared after his middle fingerprint was picked up on the confectionery box.

The teenager burgled the house of an elderly couple who had lost irreplaceable items and were deeply upset.


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1 posted on 05/18/2013 1:52:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

LOLOLOL.


2 posted on 05/18/2013 1:53:49 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: nickcarraway

The prisons are filled with innocent people who never committed the crime they were imprisoned for. Just ask them.


3 posted on 05/18/2013 1:57:02 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: nickcarraway
The young thief had tried to deny his involvement,

I think he should get extra for lying. I hate it when these punks get caught and deny it. He should man up and at least admit it.

4 posted on 05/18/2013 2:13:34 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: driftless2

This is why wehave German Shepherds guarding our house and property.In case of a break-in,there will be plenty of blood scattered about to do DNA teting.Heck,may even be some pretty good tissure samples left behind too.


5 posted on 05/18/2013 2:14:29 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: nickcarraway
Reece O’Callaghan...was jailed in part because his DNA was discovered ... but was snared after his middle fingerprint was picked up on the confectionery box

which is it

DNA or fingerprint

6 posted on 05/18/2013 2:21:15 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Cowboy Bob

“He should man up and at least admit it.”

I’d seen this guy at the gym with a gun and a badge on his belt. So when he was working out I asked him if he worked for the Sheriff’s office. He said yes and asked how I know. I said, “I’m number 4.”
“Pardon?”
“Don’t you remember? ‘Number four, step forward and say, ‘your money or your life.’ and I said, “That’s not what I said!”


7 posted on 05/18/2013 2:53:27 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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