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Granby Police Use DNA to Identify Alleged Burglar

Man is accused of stealing a gun, cash and jewelry from a Granby home.

A Massachusetts man has been charged in a year-old burglary in Granby in which a handgun was stolen, thanks to the detective work of the Granby Police Department. 

According to police, a single-family home in the 200 block of North Granby Road was broken into in January 2013. The door was forced open and cash, jewelry and a .45 caliber handgun were taken, police said.

A Granby patrol officer investigated and recovered evidence from the scene, including a cigarette butt, which police submitted to the State Forensic Laboratory for DNA analysis.

The DNA matched that of Michael Morin, 29, of Springfield, MA, who was already being held in a Connecticut correctional facility on unrelated charges.

Morin was charged by warrant with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree larceny, third-degree criminal mischief and theft of a firearm. 

According to police, Morin's DNA profile was in a national database from a previous felony conviction in another state. 
Paul Bahre January 17, 2014 at 08:48 AM
Good, maybe it will send a message to this guys friends that if they venture into our town we will get you..
Kelli M. January 17, 2014 at 09:25 AM
Awesome news. Great Work!!
Brian C. Duffy January 17, 2014 at 04:39 PM
Another lesson on the dangers of smoking.

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