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Police nab suspect with DNA left on Pizza and Cigarette

WATERLOO (AP) -- Investigators tested DNA from a slice of pizza and a cigarette butt left at the scene of a burglary and think they've found their suspect.

Darryel Eugene Schwarz Jr., of Postville, has been charged with third-degree burglary.

The break-in at Rudy's Tacos and a couple neighboring businesses on May 27 was a mystery until this week. Police found a cigarette butt and a partially eaten piece of pizza in the Lava Lounge.

They tested the DNA from saliva on the evidence and found a match to the Postville 18-year-old, according to court records.

Schwarz was arrested on Thursday.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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