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Suspect leaves Polar Pop, cigarette butt at burglary scene

A thirsty burglar left his or her drink at a crime scene.

Police are investigating a burglary at 114 E. 19th St. in which the subject left behind a Polar Pop soda cup and a cigarette butt, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Brandon Siniard said.

Police responded to a report of a prior burglary around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The three residents of the house were out of town and were unsure when the burglary occurred. One resident returned home around 7 p.m. Friday to find the door next to the house’s carport was busted in.

The resident reported a flat screen television, a GoPro camera, electronics and clothing stolen. The Polar Pop and cigarette butt found inside the house were determined to have belonged to the suspect since none of the residents smoke.

Police will screen the items for DNA evidence, Siniard said. The case is still active.

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