• Young couple busted after spree of break-ins

    By: Dave Faherty


    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.

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