Car burglars, including woman with child, busted in Pompano Beach, deputies say

Witness tips off authorities early Tuesday

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - Six car burglars, including a woman who was with her child, were arrested early Tuesday in Pompano  Beach after a witness called the Broward Sheriff's Office to report suspicious activity, authorities said.

BSO spokeswoman Joy Oglesby said in a news release that the suspects burglarized two vehicles at 2103 N. Riverside Drive about 1:40 a.m. 

Oglesby said one vehicle's alarm sounded, causing the burglars to flee in a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.

As deputies were investigating the car burglaries, they were dispatched to another Pompano Beach neighborhood, where a witness had spotted the suspects' car in the 2300 block of Southeast 11th Street, Oglesby said.

Deputies arrested Christopher Aubourg, Merith Cordero, Latasha Dupree, Elijah Godson, Unique Quince and a 17-year-old boy, whose identity was not released by authorities.

Ogelsby said detectives later learned that surveillance video had captured the suspects entering a 2012 Jeep Cherokee at 2410 SE 11th St. 

A man who lives in the area told that his vehicles were also targeted shortly before 3 a.m.

Home surveillance video shows the thieves entering an unlocked 2017 Corvette. One of the men is seen pulling on the handle to a Range Rover that was parked nearby, but it was locked.

Greg Cousins said he and his wife don't keep anything in their vehicles, so nothing was stolen. 

The Cousins' vehicles were also targeted by burglars on Dec. 21. Cousins said both vehicles were locked during that incident and nothing was taken. 

The suspects face charges of burglary conveyance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 

BSO's Child Protective Investigations Section also responded to the scene. It's unclear whether the agency has custody of the child or whether the child was released to a relative.





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