Investigators got a break last month when a house burglar accidentally dropped his cell telephone when he was scaling a wall in Turrialba.
Agents linked the phone to a man living in La Margoth de Turrialba and made an arrest there. The Poder Judicial said that a check of the man’s fingerprints showed matches with prints collected in five other home burglaries. The judicial agency also said that a remote camera made a video of the burglar’s clothing as he climbed the wall. Similar clothing was confiscated in a search, said the Poder Judicial.
Meanwhile a separate investigation of 10 swindles in the same town suggested that the burglary suspect was a suspect in these cases too. This was another case of a man calling persons with items for sale and somehow getting the goods without paying for them.