High Point teens arrested in connection with Craigslist robberies

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Thomas Elijah Gorham Timothy Shalom Gorham, Jr. Cheavez Ajee Clapp and Ahmad Yashu-a Muhammad, all 17 and of High Point.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Four Guilford County teens have been arrested in connection with three robberies from people who were selling items on Craigslist earlier this month.

Cheavez Ajee Clapp, Timothy Shalom Gorham, Thomas Elijah Gorham and Ahmad Yashu-a Muhammad, all 17 and of High Point, face charges in connection to the alleged incident.

Police said the first case the suspects are connected to occurred on July 2 when they allegedly stole an iPhone for sale by a 64-year-old Fox Hollow Road resident.

As the victim’s son was attempting the sale, one occupant of the vehicle grabbed the phone as the driver accelerated, according to police.

The next incident occurred on July 8th when they met a woman selling a cell phone at the Bank of America at 2105 Pinecroft Road.

Police said the woman was dragged about 20 feet when she refused to let go of the phone after the passenger grabbed it and the driver sped off.

The third crime occurred in the parking lot of the McDonald’s at High Point and Holden roads on July 10. In this incident, police said the “buyer” asked the seller for the phone in order to charge it. After obtaining the phone, the teens drove off.

Thomas Gorham and Muhammad remain confined in the Greensboro Jail Central on $15,000 secured bonds. Timothy Gorham and Clapp were released to the custody of their parents.

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