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DNA test leads police to suspect in car break-in

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Posted at 8:44 PM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 20:44:29-05

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Police identified their suspect in a car break-in thanks to a DNA test.

Someone broke into a woman's vehicle Sept. 2 in Colerain Township and stole a purse and a pair of shoes, police said in court records. But the person also left behind a plastic bag that didn't belong to the victim.

Investigators ran a DNA sample from the bag through the Combined DNA Index System and got a hit: 27-year-old Allen Warren of Cincinnati, according to court records.

Police arrested Warren Wednesday. He was charged with theft.

Warren was due to appear in court for arraignment Thursday.