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| Australian burglar nabbed by sweet tooth|
| Updated at: 1221 PST, Sunday, June 20, 2010|
SYDNEY: An Australian thief has been undone by his habit of stealing treats from his victims' fridges, after police used the DNA he left on a half-eaten doughnut and empty bottles to catch him.
Jamie Scott McKillop left an empty can of Coke in one house he robbed, the remains of a Krispy Kreme doughnut in the kitchen of another and empty bottles of pre-mixed alcoholic drinks in yet another, The Sunday Telegraph reported.
Police were able to match DNA traces from the litter to McKillop, from Wollongong, south of Sydney, the report said.
In rejecting McKillop's appeal against a 17-year jail term last week, Justice Peter McClellan said the thief had become somewhat relaxed about his 2005 and 2006 robberies because he committed so many without being caught.
"Frankly, it is not surprising that Mr McKillop was not concerned about leaving his DNA at the scene. After all, he had committed 154 offences without apprehension," McClellan said.