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Teen faces dozens of charges in Durham robbery spree

Posted June 13, 2016 6:43 p.m. EDT

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.

— 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.