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Teen faces dozens of charges in Durham robbery spree

Posted June 13

Courvosier Cox, 16, was arrested last week after a reported vehicle break-in on Foster Street in which a Coach purse, wallet and credit cards were taken from a van.
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— A Durham teenager is facing more than three dozen charges in connection with a string of larcenies and vehicle break-ins that occurred in the past six months.

Courvosier Cox, 16, was arrested last week after a reported vehicle break-in on Foster Street in which a Coach purse, wallet and credit cards were taken from a van. Authorities said one of the stolen credit cards was used several times and the purchases were linked to Cox.

Following his arrest, authorities searched Cox’s Rosedale Avenue home and found several stolen items, including 16 cell phones, 11 backpacks, seven laptop computers, six iPads, one violin, the Coach bag and a multimedia projector that had been stolen from a local high school.

Authorities said most of the items were taken from unlocked cars and empty offices in downtown businesses.

Cox was charged with 27 counts of possession of stolen property, two counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, financial card theft, financial card fraud, two counts of misdemeanor larceny, four counts of identity theft, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and two counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

Cox was not in custody Monday night. Anybody with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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  • William Mitchell Jun 18, 9:25 a.m.
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    SMDH....liberal

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Jun 16, 12:58 p.m.
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    Put him in a cage for about 15 years, he is a career criminal with no hope of rehab.

  • Charles Phillips Jun 14, 2:22 p.m.
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    Why wouldn't the parents have seen some of these stolen items piled up around the house....and wondered where they came from

  • Janet Ghumri Jun 14, 10:49 a.m.
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    Follow the money.... he'll be using someone's credit cards soon enough.
    He's not smart enough to hide out effectually, and he won't try actually WORKING for money. He's part of the new generation that wants everything, but a job.
    I'm so sick of Identity theft. No one believes in earning their living. They line up and sign up for any/every thing that they can get. I bet this kid thought that at 16 he could get away with it, being a minor.
    Sorry to say that when he is arrested, and serving his sentence (which we taxpayers will foot the price of), he will learn new tactics from other inmates. Too young to be starting that downward spiral.

  • Norman Lewis Jun 13, 9:50 p.m.
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    This guy is probably bragging to his friends how smart he is and how he got away from the police. Just wait, someone this arrogant will screw up big time soon. How much do you want to bet this is some gang initiation rite and this kid is not smart enough to know he is being used for someone else's benefit.

  • Jeffrey Derry Jun 13, 9:01 p.m.
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    Sad...so young