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Police: Empty OJ bottle links man to burglaries

4 years 3 months 4 days ago Tuesday, September 09 2014 Sep 9, 2014 September 09, 2014 6:15 PM September 09, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - An empty orange juice bottle left at a crime scene links a man to two separate burglaries near the Perkins Road overpass, according to investigators.

On Aug. 12 Baton Rouge Police were dispatched to Gourmet Girls cupcake shop and Frankie's Dawg House. Officers found someone broke into both businesses by gaining access through a window using a blowtorch. The torch belonged to Gourmet Girls and was later found at Frankie's Dawg House. 

At Gourmet Girls, investigators said they also found an empty Minute Maid Orange Juice bottle someone left on the floor. Workers confirmed the bottle did not belong to them and it was not there the night before.

The bottle was collected for DNA evidence. On Sept. 4, State Police Crime Lab officials said they matched the DNA on the bottle to Richard Slang, 23, of Baton Rouge.

Slang was in the CODIS match notification system due to a previous arrest, officers said.

Police asked anyone with information as to Slang's whereabouts to contact BRPD.

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