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Fingerprint leads to arrest of Luis Lopez of Allentown

Published On: Aug 02 2013 07:35:21 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 02 2013 07:37:27 PM EDT

A single fingerprint left on a TV inside a home enabled Allentown police  to nab a burglar.

Twenty-eight-year-old Luis A. Lopez of Allentown has been charged with burglary, aggravated assault, simple assault and theft by unlawful taking.

About 6:20 p.m. July 25, police responded to a burglary call at a West End Allentown home.


The injured  83-year-old female victim told police she was physically assaulted by the intruder when she came home to find her place had been burglarized. 

The woman was admitted to the hospital with a brain bleed, according to police, who found a rear door had been forced open.

A 40-inch TV and $100 were stolen from the home.

The police department's identification unit found a fingerprint on a TV not taken from the home, which matched the suspect's prints.

Lopez resides at 1225 N. 10th St., Apt. 1.