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Balmy DNA catches car thief

(Posted on 23/10/18)


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 £20,000 and another worth £32,000 in St Neots, Cambridgeshire on May 31st last year. Then on June 14th, he stole a £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.

“Fayomi is a career criminal and targeted high-value vehicles to further fund his lifestyle,” said Cambridgeshire DC James Howard, “He targeted hard-working, successful people and had no regard for the devastating impact burglary has on its victims.”

Not even lip service.