A Northumberland County man is facing break-and-enter charges following an investigation in the Town of Cobourg a year ago.

Cobourg Police Service says on April 26, 2018, a suspect broke into a home just north of the downtown core and stole a safe. On the same day, a vehicle was reported stolen and later located abandoned.

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In both incidents, the service’s crime scene officers collected DNA evidence which was sent to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto to be processed.

A DNA profile was generated and a positive match to a person on the DNA Databank was made, linking the individual to both crime scenes.

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On Wednesday, Cobourg police made an arrest.

Andrew Christian Drysdale, 27, of Baltimore (just north of Cobourg), was charged with break and enter, theft under $5,000, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime and failure to comply with a probation order.

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He was released on a promise to appear in court in Cobourg next month.

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Man’s DNA linked to year-old theft, break-and-enter cases in Cobourg: police


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