A DNA test has identified a homeless man as an intruder who allegedly entered a Lower East Side house in January.
New Castle police have charged 27-year-old Thomas Lee McCue for a burglary that had occurred the week of Jan. 19.
Residents of the house told police they were in the process of moving when they found the back door had been forced open and copper pipe was removed from the basement.
Two cigarette butts collected from the window sill were sent to a lab for DNA analysis. On Wednesday police received a lab report identifying McCue’s DNA as a match on the cigarette butts.
He is charged with criminal trespass and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.