Crime

Bradenton man’s DNA matches robbery suspect, police say

BRADENTON — The Bradenton Police say a 19-year-old Bradenton man’s DNA matches samples taken from the scene of a home invasion robbery with a firearm on July 19.

Police arrested Alex D. Johnson Friday and charged him with the crime, according to a Bradenton Police Department arrest report.

In July, police raced to the 4100 block of 39th Street West where a female victim told them that two men carrying black handguns entered through her front door asking where “Bill” was.

They then made her wait in the bathroom while they ransacked her bedroom, the report states.The only item she was sure was taken was her cell phone, the report indicates.

The victim called police on Aug. 29 to inform them that she was looking at a website and believed she identified a man as one of the suspects who robbed her, the report states.

DNA swabs from the victim and from Johnson were submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in September and, on Friday, police were advised that Johnson’s DNA matched some collected on the victim’s door.

Johnson remained incarcerated Monday with his bond set at $500,000, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office website.

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