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DNA from feces in toilet helps police catch thief who stole $250,000 worth of jewelry

By Mason White 8:27 AM October 31, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
A man who relieved himself during a robbery, forgot to flush the toilet, police in New Mexico said.

Police in Albuquerque, arrested the man who robbed a home. The man made a clean getaway with the stolen goods.

However, he left one piece of smelly evidence behind, his feces in the toilet.

Police caught Ramon Herrera, for the robbery after testing the DNA he left in the toilet. Police said that the 33-year-old man relieved himself after stealing $250,000 in jewelry from the house while the owners were on vacation.

Police said that Herrera also took a soda from the refrigerator, drank from the can and left his DNA on it.

Investigators said that the DNA from the can and from the toilet was matched to Herrera. He was arrested and booked into the Bernalillo County jail.