TORONTO -  A man from Ajax, Ont., has received a 17-year sentence for a string of five home invasions in the Toronto area in 2006.

Kevin Harris, 30, had pleaded guilty to four counts of armed robbery, three counts of wearing a disguise with intent, and three counts of forcible confinement.

He was sentenced to 17 years in jail Tuesday, given a lifetime weapons prohibition and ordered to provide a DNA sample.

Harris's pleas were tied to home invasions in Markham and Vaughan in March 2006 and an armed robbery on a Toronto street in April 2006.

Police shot and killed one suspect when they arrived at the scene of the Markham home invasion while a second suspect fled on foot.

He was later arrested after breaking into another nearby home.