Balmy DNA catches car thief
(Posted on 23/10/18)Share:
Sheridan Fayomi stole cars. He was caught after his DNA was found on a lip balm he left in one of them.
Fayomi stole a Mercedes worth Â£20,000 and another worth Â£32,000 in St Neots, Cambridgeshire on May 31st last year. Then on June 14th, he stole a Â£45,000 Audi S3.
Five days later, the Audi was found abandoned in Barnet, north London, and a stick of lip balm discovered and tested for DNA.
Last week at Harrow Crown Court he was convicted and jailed for five years and six months.
â€œFayomi is a career criminal and targeted high-value vehicles to further fund his lifestyle,â€ said Cambridgeshire DC James Howard, â€œHe targeted hard-working, successful people and had no regard for the devastating impact burglary has on its victims.â€