A Florida man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for his role in a $1.6 million jewelry heist in Kennesaw, AJC.com reports. The man was caught because he was a shoddy driver, his burglary crew was too picky about its jewels, and they failed to sort their trash.
Osniel Labrada-Guillen, 30, burglarized Diamonds R Forever in Kennesaw in January 2010. After successfully entering the store, the mistakes started to pile up: The crew had eaten meals from Wendy’s during the burglary and tossed restaurant rubbish into the bin. In addition, they decided that some of the jewelry was was low quality, and tossed those too.
Labrada-Guillen left his fingerprints and DNA, and was caught because of a bad driving record: Last year he committed one driving offense too many and elevated the offense to felony status under Florida law. Authorities there took his DNA.That matching DNA swab allowed Cobb County investigators to solve the case, Geary said.