Blood Left at Scene of Woodbury Safe Theft Leads Police to Suspect

Perry York, of St. Paul, has been charged in the January safe theft from Tailor Made Nutrition.

Blood left at the scene of a January safe theft from a Woodbury business has led to a charge for a St. Paul man who has previous theft and robbery convictions.

Perry York, 45, faces a felony burglary charge stemming from incident, in which intruders broke into Tailor Made Nutrition and made off with a safe.

At about 10:50 p.m. on Jan. 6, were called about a burglar alarm that had been tripped at Tailor Made Nutrition, at the 8100 block of Coller Way. There officers found the glass front door had been broken and a back closet had been pried open, according to the criminal complaint. Two tills had also been emptied.

The owner of the business arrived and gave police access to surveillance footage, which showed two men clad in hooded sweatshirts and gloves prying at the front door, the complaint says. The subjects used a cart to remove the safe.

Police found a blood mark on a back hallway and sent the sample to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis, according to the complaint. The blood matched York.

York’s criminal record includes a federal credit union robbery conviction for which he was sentenced to a 20-year prison sentence, according to the complaint. He also has numerous parole violations and a felony theft conviction.

If convicted he faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.


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