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'Felony Lane Gang' targeting vehicles with valuables unattended

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – A string of purses stolen from parked vehicles has the Farmington Hills Police Department hailing the return of “The Felony Lane Gang.”

Police are investigating several cases where items, specifically purses and gym bags that look like purses, were stolen from vehicles at public parks. The property was left in plain view and the vehicles windows were broken to gain entry.

Over the past several years, “The Felony Lane Gang” has committed similar crimes in the metropolitan area. Authorities believe the gang is an interstate theft and fraud ring.

The gang mainly looks for purses left in parked vehicles at public parks, child daycare centers and other public locations. Other members of the group then commit fraud by taking credit cards, checks, and identification to banks to obtain money.

A possible suspect was observed in an incident at Heritage Park on Farmington Road on April 30 at about 3 p.m. The man is described as black with a goatee. He was wearing a red shirt and was driving a maroon Jeep Cherokee with no registration plate on the SUV.

The Farmington Hills Police Department advises the public not to leave valuables in their vehicles.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Farmington Hills Police Department.