by: Dave Faherty Updated:
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.