Cigarette Butts Lead to Robber's Arrest

DNA samples led to Daly City parolee's seven-year sentence

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, May 31, 2013  |  Updated 4:48 PM PDT
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DNA left on cigarette butts linked parolee to robbery.

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A 20-year-old San Francisco man was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a pregnant worker -- all thanks to cigarette butts.

A "pile of six cigarette butts" left across the street from Alpha Omega Foods on April 20, 2012 led police to Jose Mauricio Samayoa Jr., according to the Bay Area News Group.

Samayoa, who was on parole, was linked to the cigarette butts and the robbery of the Station Avenue meat distributor worker thanks to DNA left on the stubs, according to the report.

The victim also identified Samayoa in a police photo lineup.

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