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Man's blood linked to Pilsen burglary

February 10, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A Chicago man was accused of burglarizing a Pilsen home after police matched his identity to blood left on the kitchen fridge.

Thomas Wojtasik, 42, of the 3300 block of West 38th Street, was arrested early Sunday morning at home after police officers used a Combined DNA Index System analysis match to identify him as the man who on Dec. 5, 2011, allegedly broke into a home near 33rd Street and Halsted Street and stole a 60-inch TV.

According to county prosecutors, Wojtasik cut himself on a broken window he used to enter the apartment, and in the process got some of his blood on the refrigerator.

Wojtasik was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Monday afternoon and ordered held in lieu of $100,000  bond.

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