KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Police in Kalamazoo, Mich., said a burglar left behind a beer can that helped them track down a suspect.
Investigators said an 88-year-old woman was woken up early Tuesday morning by a man inside her house, WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, Mich., reported Thursday.
Police said the man fled with the woman's bank debit card but he left behind a beer can that police were able to track by visiting local convenience stores to determine who had purchased the beer.
A 27-year-old suspect was arrested by police after he was allegedly found hiding in the Alpine Village apartment complex. Police recovered the woman's debit card and several items the suspect had purchased using the card.