Man sentenced to 17 years for GTA home invasions
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.