DNA brings about guilty verdict following 2011 armed robbery in Bradford

Aurora man to be sentenced in April

A coast-to-coast DNA bank helped secure a conviction following a 2011 armed robbery in Bradford.

Kevin Janeiro, a 27-year-old Aurora man, was found guilty of robbery in Bradford court Tuesday, after an August 2017 arrest brought about by DNA evidence.

Around 1:00 on the morning of November 7th, 2011, a masked man went into a donut shop on Holland St. in Bradford, armed with a handgun. He took what he could from the till, fleeing the store afterward, but leaving behind some DNA evidence.

In August of 2017, the South Simcoe Police received notice from the National DNA Databank of a match from a separate crime scene. A fingerprint match sealed the deal.

Janeiro was arrested on August 16, 2017 and charged with robbery, later found guilty. He will be sentenced in late April.