Fingerprints on a ceramic piggy bank helped lead to the arrest a burglary suspect.
Raul Ramirez, 23, is charged with burglary of a habitation after a break-in back in mid-August at a home on the South Side.
An arrest affidavit stated a woman returned home on Aug. 13 and noticed several items missing including a flat screen TV, costume jewelery and the piggy bank.
Police later found the piggy bank outside the residence and checked it for fingerprints. A metal pole believed to be used for entry into the home was also checked for prints.
The affidavit stated SAPD's fingerprint ID system indicated Ramirez might be a possible match.
Police then interviewed the victim's next door neighbor who happens to be Ramirez's sister.
She admitted to detectives Ramirez committed the burglary because he told her he had just "scored a TV" and "sold it down the block," the affidavit stated.
No stolen property was found in the home of Ramirez's sister. Police then tracked down Raul Ramirez and took him into custody.