Man charged in string of Durham burglaries

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Saturday, August 19, 2017
Maurice Cox (image courtesy Durham Police Department)
Maurice Cox (image courtesy Durham Police Department)

DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- The Durham Police Department has arrested a man allegedly involved in a string of burglaries on the city's southwest side. They say he came in while people were asleep inside.

Now, 42-year-old Maurice Jerome Cox is charged with six counts of first-degree burglary, six counts of larceny after breaking and entering, two counts of felonious breaking and entering, six counts of obtaining property by false pretense, one count of attempted felony larceny and two counts of injury to property.

Cox was seen on surveillance video using credit cards stolen during a burglary on Five Oaks Drive on July 21. Other burglaries were reported on Fortunes Ridge Drive, Bloomsbury Court, Five Oaks Drive, Beechnut Lane and Cottage Woods Court.

Bond was set at $1.5 million.