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Burglar jailed for four years after police link him to blood left at scene

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A BURGLAR from Croydon has been jailed for four years after police linked blood left at the crime scene to him. Charles Bob Jernigan, 28, unemployed, was sentenced on May 1 after pleading guilty to a burglary in West Croydon on April 1. The victim, a man in his fifties, returned to his address when he noticed the window of his property was broken and subsequently noticed watches and cash missing. Forensic officers found blood marks on the front door and an unusual ring on the floor which did not belong to the victim. Forensic investigation and local enquiries linked Jernigan, of Lodge Road, to the scene and he attended Croydon police station voluntarily on April 16, where he was arrested for burglary. After sustaining he did not know the victim's address and was not responsible for the burglary, he pleaded guilty on May 1 after being presented with forensic evidence linking him to the scene. DS James Pitman, the officer in charge of the squad, said: "I am really pleased with the result of this investigation and that Jernigan pleaded guilty. "We will pursue anyone committing burglary and will make sure that they are brought before a court."

Burglar jailed for four years after police link him to blood left at scene


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