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Burglar is locked up after DNA match

January 10, 2019
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A burglar whose DNA was found on cigarette butts left at a property he burgled in Old Basford has been jailed for 15 months.

Julian Dolinski, of Newark Court, Nottingham, pleaded guilty to burglary and appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Tuesday (8 January 2019).

Dolinski, 33, burgled a home in Parkwood Court between 5 April 2018 and 9 April 2018.

When the victim returned to the address on 9 April 2018 he found all the rooms had been searched and a number of items, including electrical goods and jewellery, had been stolen.

While he was tidying up he found two cigarette butts in the house and told police that no-one in his family smoked.

The butts were recovered and submitted for forensic examination. A DNA match was found for Dolinski who was subsequently arrested and charged.

Detective Inspector Kayne Rukas said: "I welcome this sentencing which I hope sends a strong message that we will continue to work hard to catch burglars and bring them to justice.

"Burglary is a priority for Nottinghamshire Police, with dedicated burglary teams now focused on tackling and reducing burglary in the city and county.

"We have seen a reduction in burglaries since the teams were introduced but we’re not complacent and we will continue to do everything we can to drive down burglaries and stop them from happening."

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