Saliva leads to 2009 burglary suspect
Published 5:05 pm, Monday, July 7, 2014
Flamur Thaqi, 27, of 21 Limerick St., Stamford, was arrested June 30 on charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree larceny.
Police said Thaqi went into a Frogtown Road home in New Canaan through a window in October 2009 and stole thousands of dollars worth of items, including flat-screen TVs, a desktop computer and jewelry. Though he didn't leave any fingerprints behind, police found a small amount of Thaqi's saliva on the tire of a car parked in the garage, according to the report.
The saliva was taken to a lab where technicians found a DNA match for Thaqi in March 2013, police said. After learning of a warrant for his arrest, Thaqi turned himself in at 4 p.m. June 30.
He posted $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court July 11.
Police said the man does not have any connections to the family.