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DNA links man to tobacco theft in 2011

Christian J. Kozlowski / phofrom OrlPark police

Christian J. Kozlowski / photo from Orland Park police

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Updated: September 15, 2014 5:04PM



A suspected burglar was arrested Friday after DNA linked him to blood found at an Orland Park grocery that was targeted in 2011, police said.

Christian J. Kozlowski, 28, is charged with one felony count of burglary for the May 10, 2011, break-in at what then was the Bab Al Hara grocery at 15840 S. Wolf Road, a statement from Orland Park police said.

At the time, police found the front glass door to the store shattered after responding to a burglar alarm at 1:42 a.m., the statement said. The owner said about $50 in tobacco had been stolen.

Blood found at the burglary scene was submitted to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab, which returned a DNA match to Kozlowski in June, police said.

Kozlowski, of the 15600 block of South 117th Avenue in Orland Township, was released on electronic home monitoring and next will appear in court Aug. 26 in Bridgeview, police said.

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