Teen accused of hatching elaborate burglary plot

Teen accused of hatching elaborate burglary plot

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati Police foiled a teen's elaborate plot to burglarize a Mount Washington home, according to court documents.

David Morad, 18, of Anderson Township, is charged with conspiracy, carrying a concealed weapon, drug and criminal tool possession.

Police say Morad was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and had masks, surgical gloves, zip ties and duct tape in his vehicle when officers stopped him for suspicious behavior Wednesday. He was stopped one block away from the residence he allegedly planned to burglarize.

According to court documents, Morad held planning meetings and purchased supplies to execute the crime. At least one other co-conspirator was reportedly involved in the plot.

The teen "scouted the location of the offense, and conducted trial runs of the planned offense that included locations to park, avenues of approach, contingency plans if something went wrong and plans for escape," state a Hamilton County complaint.

Officials also found in Morad's vehicle an axe and sizzurp – a mixture of codine, soda and cough syrup, documents say.

Court papers filed later on Thursday say a woman by the name of Alexis Morad, 18, who is believed to be a relative, is charged with obstructing justice and tampering with evidence.

Ms. Morad was "recorded on a taped phone line at the HCJC receiving info and instructions from David Morad to erase electronic media data and physical evidence connected to the offense David Morad is accused of," documents state.

The complaint goes on to say, "Alexis Morad verbally confirmed with David Morad that she had done so as requested."

FOX19 NOW called a telephone number listed on David Morad's arrest report. When asked for comment, the individual who answered said, "No comment."

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