Young couple busted after spree of break-ins

by: Dave Faherty Updated:

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MORGANTON, N.C. —

Investigators are calling a young couple a modern-day version of Bonnie and Clyde.

Sheriff's deputies in Burke County said Courtney Moir and Eli London broke into more than a dozen homes in less than a month.

The couple were arrested Friday in Morganton. They are both charged with breaking and entering and larceny after deputies said the two were involved in a month-long crime spree near Morganton.

One victim came face to face with the couple in his driveway.

"I poked my head out and I said, 'Can I help you?' and she said, 'We're just in the neighborhood looking for houses for sale.' "

Investigators said they would find homes with long driveways on dead-end streets and perform the break-ins while the homeowner was at work. Deputies said they were after mostly jewelry.