Car thief caught after DNA found on Lucozade bottle
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A burglar from Felixstowe was caught after his DNA was found on a Lucozade bottle in a car he had stolen
Lee Mahoney (also known as Thomas), of Carr Road, Felixstowe, had entered a property in Mansfield Way, Cambridge, via the patio doors late on May 8 or in the early hours of May 9 where he stole keys to a Volkswagen Golf that was parked on the driveway and drove off.
The car was reported stolen on May 9 when the victim contacted police.
Cambridgeshire police officers found a jar in the undergrowth on the driveway that had contained the car keys and had been removed from the kitchen.
Forensic examination of the jar revealed Mahoney's fingerprints.
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The stolen car was found in Church End, Weston Colville, where officers discovered the discarded Lucozade bottle in the car.
Mahoney, was arrested and went on to admit a charge of burglary.
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On Wednesday, June 9 he was sentenced to a year in prison, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to complete a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement at Peterborough Crown Court.