DNA allegedly links man to 2011 burglary

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EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WIVB)- DNA has linked a Lockport man to a 2011 burglary in East Aurora, according to police. Police say 27-year-old Martin Waleszczak is facing charges after DNA from a cigarette butt, that was left behind during the burglary, matches his DNA.

Jewelry, computers and cash were stolen from a Blakely Road residence in 2011. A cigarette butt was left by the perpetrator at the scene. Police say the butt was secured for DNA analysis, and when DNA was extracted it was entered into the New York State DNA bank. This is where police matched the butt to Waleszczak, police say.

Waleszczak was charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny.

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