Albany man pleads guilty to burglary after DNA found at scene

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police say a man from the city has pleaded guilty to a burglary that happened last year.

Officials say 33-year-old Vincent Faulkner pleaded guilty to one count of burglary in the second degree in Albany County Court Tuesday morning.

Police say during the overnight hours on January 25, 2014, a break in was reported from a home on 3rd St. The victim reported that $1,070 worth of property including cell phones and jewelry were taken.

Albany Police responded and was able to collect evidence of blood that was found on a curtain next to a window that was used to gain access into the home. The evidence was sent to a laboratory to be tested.

Scene on 3rd St., Albany
Scene on 3rd St., Albany

In 2014, the DNA found at the crime scene matched a profile in the state database of a previously convicted offender. The offender, Faulkner, was convicted of the crime and mandated to supply his DNA to the database, resulting in a positive match.

Faulkner faces five years in state prison to be followed by five years of post-release supervision when sentenced.

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