NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The modern-day Bonnie and Clyde of break-ins are off the streets of New Hanover County, according to investigators.
Detectives are working to connect Jacob Arthur and Nicole Thoos to multiple break-ins around the Monkey Junction area, according to Sgt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.
He said a homeowner woke up Tuesday morning to a suspect in his bedroom. When the man didn't see a gun, he fought back against the suspect.
The suspect ran away, but deputies caught up to him. Brewer said the suspect matched the description given because most of his clothes had been ripped off in the fight.
Deputies arrested 17-year-old Jacob Arthur and searched his car. Inside were multiple items reported missing from other break-ins, according to Brewer. He said the suspect's car had been reported stolen as well.
Detectives later called in Arthur's girlfriend, 17-year-old Nicole Thoos.