In an overnight heist in May of 2009, two men broke through the glass doors of the Romance Jewelry store in North Vancouver and scooped up more than $91,000 worth of jewels.
A careful examination of the crime scene by police turned up some drops of blood on a shard of glass.
RCMP investigators say a DNA match of the blood led them to 37-year-old Jason Liss of Abbotsford, who was found living in Vancouver.
Because he was considered armed and dangerous, a Vancouver police emergency response team was brought in to arrest him in October.
Last week, Liss pleaded guilty to the robbery and is now serving a two-year prison term and must repay the store an equivalent amount of the jewels taken in the heist.