Md. man sentenced to 25 years in theft

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A burglar who left DNA at a crime scene was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Raoul Hughes, 43, of no fixed address, was found guilty of one count of 1st Degree Burglary and one count of Theft Over $1,000 on March 13th of this year.

Officials say Hughes had posed as a telephone repair man before breaking into a Silver Spring, Md., home through a glass basement door.

"Residents of Montgomery County and beyond can rest assured that this Defendant's days of damaging dwellings, ransacking residences and burglarizing bungalows are effectively over," said Ramon Korionoff, Public Affairs Director for the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office. This sentence sends a strong message that home break-ins will not be tolerated in the County," Korionoff said.

Hughes received 5 years supervised probation with stipulation that he not possess or be near any handguns. He will stand trial on June 16th for another burglary he is alleged to have committed.


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