Burglar left his DNA on butt of his cigarette


A burglar who was caught when gardaí found his DNA on a cigarette butt left at the house into which he broke has received a five-year jail term.

Anthony Carrick (34), Poppintree, Ballymun, pleaded guilty to carrying out a burglary at the President's House, Albert College, DCU, Ballymun Road, on February 27th, 2011. He also pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the burglary of a house at New Park, Old Airport Road, Santry on June 26th, 2011.

He was out on bail for the first offence at the time of this second burglary.

In the second incident, the residents found a cigarette butt in the house. When gardaí analysed this they found Carrick's DNA and arrested him again.