Serial burglar of Lancaster County spree jailed for up to 20 years

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LANCASTER, Pa.– A serial burglar has been sentenced for up to 20 years in prison after committing four burglaries that net him tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry and electronics.

David Vasquez, 24, broke into homes in Lititz, Akron, Manheim and Manheim Township in 2011 and stole over $60,000 in valuables, including wedding ring, diamond jewelry and various electronics.

However, he left behind evidence at each home that led to him being arrested. Vasquez left blood at all four homes from injuries he sustained breaking into windows.

The blood was sent to a lab for DNA analysis where it eventually matched DNA collected from a crime scene in Canton, Ga. The DNA was linked to Vasquez, who had previously lived in Georgia before moving to South Queen Street in Lancaster.

Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely recently sentenced Vasquez to 4 to 20 years in state prison.

As part of sentence, Vasquez was ordered to pay the victims what they lost in the burglaries.

Assistant District Attorney Trista Boyd, told Judge Knisely the victims lost valuables, but more importantly, their peace of mind and sense of security and safety in their own homes.

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