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Albany burglar who left his DNA at church is sentenced

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Ricardo Zayas-Torres left a distinct calling card when he cracked open a safe inside the Parish of Mater Christi Church and stole $1,100 in collection money two years ago.

Investigators from the Albany Police Department found a spot of blood on the safe that was burglarized inside the church in May 2011. And when DNA from that blood was compared to samples in a state database, Zayas-Torres’ name came up.

Zayas-Torres, 34, who was ...

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