A 31-year-old man from Merritt will spend nearly two months behind bars after he broke into the local Return-It Depot on Clapperton Avenue.

Travis Crantz recently pled guilty to the charge of break and enter with the intent to commit an indictable offence.

The incident occurred on March 13, Cpl. Brock Hedrick wrote to the Herald in an email.

“Police quickly identified a suspect and had the suspect in custody within less than 12 hours of the incident being reported to police,” he said.

Crantz has been sentenced to 54 days in jail and probation for 12 months. He must also provide a DNA sample to RCMP.