A DNA match helped Lewisville law enforcement identify a suspect in car burglaries that occurred nearly six years ago.
Lewisville police said several vehicles were broken into in the 1200 block of Metro Park Boulevard in Oct., 2008.
While responding to the break-ins, officers collected blood evidence that was in one of the vehicles.
That blood was sent to the crime lab and entered into the Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS network, according to Lewisville police.
Police said on Feb. 12 of this year, a suspect was identified in the break-ins after he provided a DNA sample when he was arrested and incarcerated on another charge.
"This is an excellent reminder that DNA is a valuable tool and this type of evidence should be collected whenever possible," police said in a statement.