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Detectives link more burglaries to pair of teens

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A pair of teens who were arrested in connection to burglary earlier this month are facing more charges. A pair of teens who were arrested in connection to burglary earlier this month are facing more charges.
Jacob Arthur (Source: NHCSO) Jacob Arthur (Source: NHCSO)
Nicole Thoos (Source: NHCSO) Nicole Thoos (Source: NHCSO)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A pair of teens who were arrested in connection to burglary earlier this month are facing more charges.

Detectives arrested 17-year-old Jacob Arthur when a homeowner woke up around 5 a.m. to find the teen in the bedroom of his home on Beamon Lane, located in the Monkey Junction area.

The victim told authorities Arthur told him, "Don't move, or I'll kill you," but when the victim didn't see a gun he fought back against the teen.

The teen ran away, but deputies were able to match the description given because some of his clothes had been ripped off in the fight.

Deputies arrested Arthur at that time and searched his car that had been reported stolen.

Detectives later called in Arthur's girlfriend, 17-year-old Nicole Thoos.

Officials searched the vehicle and found multiple stolen items inside, giving enough evidence to link Thoos to the crimes as well.

Jacob Arthur has been charged with:

  • 3 counts first degree burglary
  • 1 count attempted first degree burglary
  • 2 counts larceny of a firearm
  • 4 counts larceny of a motor vehicle
  • 6 counts felony conspiracy
  • 3 counts felony financial card theft
  • 13 counts breaking and entering motor vehicle
  • 2 counts misdemeanor larceny
  • 1 count property damage

Nicole Thoos has been charged:

  • 1 count first degree burglary
  • 1 count common law robbery
  • 1 count larceny of firearm
  • 3 counts larceny of motor vehicle
  • 7 counts felony conspiracy
  • 1 count breaking and entering motor vehicle

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