Man sentenced in relation to Townline Hill home break-in

Dustin Littlewolfe previously pleaded guilty to September 2015 offence

Abbotsford Police released this crime map in 2015 to indicate a series of residential break-ins that had occurred from November 2014 to September 2015.

Abbotsford Police released this crime map in 2015 to indicate a series of residential break-ins that had occurred from November 2014 to September 2015.

A Vancouver man charged with a break-and-enter in the Townline Hill area of Abbotsford has been sentenced to almost five months in prison followed by two years of probation.

Dustin Littlewolfe, 31, appeared for sentencing on Friday in Surrey provincial court. He had previously pleaded guilty to the Abbotsford charge, along with a break-and-enter in Surrey and one in Delta, both in 2012.

Littlewolfe and co-accused Shane Conrad Takakenew, 46, of Surrey were arrested last September after a series of break-ins had taken place at homes in west Abbotsford.

The thefts had begun in November 2014 and by the time the pair were arrested, police had recorded almost 40 break-ins in the area.

The total value of the stolen property – mainly cash, jewelry and electronics – amounted to $750,000.

The largest theft involved $50,000 in foreign currency, jewelry and electronics taken from one home.

At the time, police said the break-ins occurred mainly between 3 and 7 p.m. and involved the culprits getting into homes by prying open locked windows.

Police believed the suspects were watching the residences to determine when they would be vacant.

Investigators were able to link Littlewolfe to one break-in, which occurred Sept. 24, 2015.

Takakenew has been charged with four break-and-enters in Abbotsford, taking place on April 29, Aug. 8, Aug. 14 and Sept. 24 of 2015.

He is scheduled to go to trial on those charges Oct. 31 in Abbotsford provincial court.