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Police: DNA on juice bottle identifies possible suspect in 2 business burglaries

Richard Slang is suspected of burglarizing two Baton Rouge businesses (Source: Baton Rouge Police Department) Richard Slang is suspected of burglarizing two Baton Rouge businesses (Source: Baton Rouge Police Department)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A suspect in two separate business burglaries has been identified after leaving a juice bottle behind at one of the crime scenes, according to police.

Police believe 23-year-old Richard Leelawrence Slang of Baton Rouge broke into Gourmet Girls on Perkins Road in the early morning hours of August 12, 2014 and stole around $2,280 worth of electronics, cooking materials and cash. Reports say Slang left a bottle of Minute Maid orange juice at the crime scene. The juice bottle was sent to the LSP Crime Lab who later identified the DNA as belonging to Slang.

Detectives say Frankies Dawg House was also burglarized that morning, and is near Gourmet Girls. Police say the way the suspect got into the business is the same at both crime scenes. Slang is accused of stealing about $300 from Frankies Dawg House.

Cpl. Don Coppolla with the Baton Rouge Police Department says the suspect left items taken from Gourmet Girls inside Frankies Dawg House.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Slang is urged to contact the Baton Rouge Burglary Division at 225-389-3824 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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