Baby leads police to accused Sunrise burglars Hancy Laudny and Demoy Roper

A Sunrise duo accused of stealing firearms, jewelry and electronics were stopped in part because of a baby on board, police said.

Hancy Laudny, 18, and Demoy Roper, 19, were driving with a 10-month-old infant in the front seat, a traffic infraction that prompted police to stop the pair.

An informant had already tipped police off and alerted them that the suspects were traveling in a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV and possessed a stolen firearm. Laudny is a convicted felon and Roper is on probation and has a suspended driver's license.

Both were being held without bond Thursday; Roper in Broward County's Main Jail and Laudny in North Broward Bureau.

Sunrise police stopped Laudny and Roper July 18 in the 3500 block of Northwest 117 t h Lane. They found the missing handgun, which had been reported stolen in Lee County, and Laudny holding the baby girl while sitting in the front seat, police said.

The child belonged to a friend, according to police.

According to arrest reports filed in the case:

A shotgun and a second handgun belonging to the suspects were also found in the car. While in custody, the pair confessed to committing four residential burglaries in Plantation and told police about five other stolen firearms, including an AK-47 assault rifle, which were in Laudny's home.

Other stolen items in the burglaries included several driver's licenses, jewelry, watches, ammunition, computers, televisions and even comic books all valued at more than $15,000.

Police said that on July 3, Laudny and Roper targeted a home in the 11800 block of Northwest 35 t h Street. While Roper waited in a Volkswagen truck, Laudny broke into the home through a rear sliding glass door and took a handgun, a shotgun and three rifles, including the AK-47.

The pair broke into another home on that same street on July 8, and a different home along the 3800 block of Northwest 120 t h Way on July 9, police said.


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