A man who made the mistake of cutting himself and bleeding during a home burglary is now behind bars, Hollywood police say.
Police arrested 18-year-old Lorenzo Green on Tuesday after a DNA match linked him to a June 6 heist in which about $7,000 in jewelry was stolen, according to an arrest report. He was jailed on one count of burglary to an unoccupied dwelling and one count of grand theft, records show.
The day of the burglary, two people broke into a home in the 5300 block of Fillmore Street by smashing its glass rear doors with a brick, a police report said. The man who left the blood behind may have cut himself on the broken glass.
Inside the home, the burglars rummaged through a master bedroom and stole jewelry and a pillow case, police said.
A neighbor later saw two young men running away from the home, carrying a pillow case, the report said. The men got into an older white vehicle and drove away, police said.
When police arrived, technicians collected evidence from the home and found the blood. After the blood was submitted for analysis via a state DNA database, Green was identified as a suspect, police said.
Tuesday, police apprehended Green at Hallandale Adult Center, the report said.
“The school was starting its lunch breaks as this detective walked onto campus,” a police report said.
“This detective recognized Lorenzo Green as he was walking off campus and he was immediately taken into custody without incident.”
The police report did not say whether Green’s alleged accomplice has yet been identified.
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