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New Canaan Police Use DNA Off Shoe To Nab Suspect In Car Break-In

New Canaan Police used DNA to track down a suspect wanted for breaking into a vehicle.
New Canaan Police used DNA to track down a suspect wanted for breaking into a vehicle. Photo Credit: File

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan Police were able to track down a Bridgeport man suspected of robbery by using DNA found on a pair of shoes he left at the scene of the crime, according to the New Canaan Advertiser

Alvin Polchies, 38, broke into a car and stole a pair of shoes and left his old ones behind, the Advertiser said. New Canaan authorities used the DNA from the shoes to track down Polchies and arrested him in Norwalk court on Jan. 13 while he was answering to unrelated charges, the New Canaan Advertiser said. 

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