A SERIAL burglar was brought to justice – by a milk carton.
Huddersfield criminal Trevor Robinson is now facing a long jail stretch for a string of offences.
Robinson, 35, was arrested after forensics experts got DNA evidence from a used milk carton left at the scene of his last burglary, at Belmont Street in Huddersfield on December 3.
He admitted the burglary and went on to admit a further 16 offences of burglary in and around the Huddersfield area, mainly at student accommodation.
Robinson appeared at Bradford Crown Court yesterday, where he was sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars.
He was locked up under the ‘three strikes’ rule, whereby offenders are automatically jailed after their third similar offence.
Kirklees Det Insp Jim Griffiths said: “We are pleased with the sentence from the courts today. It sends out a message that the courts will not tolerate offences such as this.
“The way in which this offender was captured is just one of a number of ways in which scenes of crime officers can obtain evidence.
“Every crime scene such as this is meticulously examined for forensic opportunities.
“Where they are identified, we have a good opportunity to identify offenders and bring them to justice.”