Burnaby burglar pleads guilty after series of small business break-ins across Metro Vancouver

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      A serial burglar arrested earlier this year after a wave of break-ins across the Lower Mainland has plead guilty to numerous charges.

      Between September 1, 2018, and January 2, 2019, numerous small businesses located in North Vancouver, Delta, White Rock, and Vancouver had been robbed during the night. After 11 incidents, North Vancouver RCMP arrested him in the midst of the suspect’s twelfth burglary.

      Gordon Vincent Gladstone, a 42-year-old resident of Burnaby, was charged with 12 counts of burglary.

      North Vancouver RCMP announced today (September 13) that on August 30, Gladstone plead guilty to nine of the charges that were approved by the B.C. Prosecution Service on March 18.

      A judge ordered Gladstone to be kept in jail until his next appearance in court on January 22, 2020.

      Gladstone has a history of provincial court appearances to face numerous charges across Metro Vancouver (including in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver New Westminster, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, and Richmond) dating back to 1995.

      He has previously been found guilty of possession of stolen property, robbery, breaking-and-entering, driving while prohibited, excessive speeding, failure to appear, and breach of probation.