DNA from towel leads to theft suspect

On February 3, 2012, in Robbery, Science & Tech, by djeyli

Florida police have said that they have arrested a man for purse snatching after he was implicated by DNA evidence.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said that Terrence Jackson, 36, dropped the white towel he was wearing on his head when he snatched a woman’s purse from a 7-Eleven store in Bradenton May 6.

His mistake was leaving the towel at the scene.

Deputies said that they had the towel DNA tested. The results were then entered into a national database where it was matched to Jackson.

Jackson was arrested around 9 a.m. Monday, deputies said.

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