A 20-year-old Langley woman is spending the next two years behind bars for five separate residential break-ins committed throughout Metro Vancouver.
On May 3, Kebrina Marie Bell pleaded guilty to five counts of break and enter and was sentenced to time in jail.
On Aug. 30, 2012, a residence in the 3200 block of 270 Street was broken into and cash was taken from the bedroom. Lower Mainland Forensic Identification Services attended and both fingerprint and palm impressions were taken from the scene.
After a comparison process, it was determined the impressions belonged to Bell, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks.
Once this information was relayed to Langley Street Enforcement Unit, they completed a comprehensive review of related investigations where Bell had been identified as a suspect. Four additional break-ins were identified in jurisdictions throughout the Lower Mainland.
Working with Crown Counsel and policing partners in Surrey and Port Moody, a detailed report was submitted and charges were approved.