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Blood at scene leads to teen's arrest in Oakland Park vehicle burglaries

BSO says DNA evidence links blood to Tyric Prince

Tyric Prince is accused of burglarizing several vehicles at two Oakland Park communities. He was arrested after his DNA matched blood found at one of the scenes.
Tyric Prince is accused of burglarizing several vehicles at two Oakland Park communities. He was arrested after his DNA matched blood found at one of the scenes.

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – A Pompano Beach teenager has been arrested in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries in two Oakland Park communities last month.

Residents of the La Estancia and Lake Emerald communities woke up one morning in late October to find their vehicles' windows shattered.

Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Gina Carter said detectives found blood at the Lake Emerald crime scene that was left behind by a burglar who cut himself on one of the smashed windows. She said DNA evidence showed that the blood was linked to Tyric Prince.

Prince, 17, was arrested Thursday. Carter said Prince told detectives he climbed over the communities' walls to burglarize the vehicles.

The teen faces 21 counts of burglary conveyance, 20 counts of criminal mischief, one count of grand theft, four counts of petit theft and violation of probation. Carter said he has an extensive criminal history, including charges of robbery, burglary, grand theft and battery.

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