A man who was arrested in June just minutes after breaking into a video games store has been sentenced for his crime.
Dustin Joseph Murphy, 30, was sentenced Aug. 6 in Abbotsford provincial court to 30 days in jail and one year of probation. He pleaded guilty to five charges – theft of a motor vehicle, break and enter, possession of a break-in instrument, and two counts of breaching his conditions.
Murphy was arrested June 8 while he had a truck backed up to the front door of the EB Games location in the 1300 block of Sumas Way. Police were alerted to the break-in when the store’s alarm went off at about 1:30 a.m.
Two plainclothes offices who were nearby boxed in the vehicle, identified themselves and ordered Murphy to the ground. He was in custody nine minutes after the alarm had sounded.