Man arrested after DNA match

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A MAN has been arrested three months after allegedly committing a $50,000 home burglary in Woodlands, after he left his shirt behind at the scene.

Joondalup Detectives were patrolling Osborne Park on September 19 at about 8.30pm, as part of a joint operation with Scarborough Police, when they saw a man riding a bike in the dark on King Edward Road.

When the man provided his details they found there was an alert for his arrest in relation to a burglary in Woodlands in June.

The 42-year-old Woodlands man is alleged to have broken into the Sonnet Close home on June 22 between 10.30pm and 6.30am the next morning.

Police believe he stole items including TVs, a laptop and hard drives worth about $10,000 and a Honda Odyssey car valued at $40,000, which has not been recovered.

DNA obtained from a T-shirt left at the home allegedly matched the suspect’s.

He will face court on October 3 charged with aggravated burglary, stealing and stealing a motor vehicle.

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