POLICE got DNA from blood left behind by a pharmacy burglar.
Arthur William Povey, 21, was arrested after his blood was found on the smashed window of the door of Hughes Pharmacy on Mold High Street.
Povey, of Summersville Close, Connah’s Quay, admitted burglary on August 8 when he stole a charity box and a scanner stand valued at £12, together with an earlier shoplifting from McColls newsagents when he took a soft drink.
He was placed on a 12-month community order with supervision and a drug rehabilitation programme.
At Flintshire Magistrates Court at Mold he was placed on a month’s curfew to remain indoors between 8pm and 8am.
He must pay £292 compensation for the damage he caused in the burglary.
Helen Tench, prosecuting, said Povey smashed the window in the door of the pharmacy and cut himself in the process.
A scenes-of-crimes officer got a DNA hit from the blood left behind and Povey was arrested.
Originally he claimed he had been at the home of his girlfriend at the time.
He said they argued, he punched a window and that was how he injured himself.
But inquiries revealed they had not been in a relationship at the time.
Povey also asked for a theft from Subway in Mold High Street to be taken into consideration.
Brian Cross, defending, said it was not a sophisticated burglary.
It occurred while he was in drink which was no excuse.
He broke the window and took what he thought to be the tip box.