An Abbotsford man who was caught with his brother committing a break-in at a Surrey home has been sentenced to 20 months in jail.
Dane Dewey Dorozan pleaded guilty to one count of break and enter to commit an indictable offence in May.
He was sentenced in B.C. provincial court in Surrey last Monday.
Dorozan, along with his older brother Darwin, was arrested on Aug. 15, 2011 when police stopped the brothers as they drove away from the break and enter.
Officers had watched the offence take place. Police had been keeping an eye on Darwin because he was a suspect in a series of planned break-ins committed in Surrey and Langley between August 2010 and 2011.
Darwin would target nice neighbourhoods. He compiled a list of addresses and phone numbers, then checked out the houses he chose. Shortly before committing a break and enter, he would call the house at least once to make sure no one was home.
When breaking into a home, he went for items that were easy to turn into drugs.
Darwin was sentenced in June to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to 12 charges of break and enter. He initially faced 23 charges.
Dane Dorozan's sentence will be followed by two years of probation.
Dorozan has a history of run-ins with the law. Most recently, in January, he was sentenced to 18 months of probation and fined $1,000 after being convicted of possessing a controlled substance.