Greensboro teen faces more than 40 charges after string of break-ins


Lucas Paddington Cooper

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police have arrested a Greensboro teenager for a string of break-ins dating back to September 2013.

Lucas Paddington Cooper, 19, of Greensboro, faces more than 40 criminal charges for allegedly breaking into 19 residences.

Police say the first burglary took place on Sept. 5, 2013, in the 5600 block of Tower Road. Since that time, Cooper has allegedly broken into numerous homes and apartments.

Jewelry and electronics were stolen from most of the residences that were burglarized.

Cooper faces a total of 19 charges of breaking and entering, 11 charges of larceny after breaking and entering, 12 charges of possession of stolen property, one charge of larceny of a firearm, one charge of possession of a stolen firearm and one charge of financial card theft.

Additional charges are pending.

Cooper is currently confined in Greensboro Jail Central on multiple secure bonds.

Anyone with further information on Cooper is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text a tip to 274637 using the keyword “badboyz.” All calls to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous.


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