Recent burglaries in McKinney and arrests in North Texas point toward the strong possibility that members of an organized gang known as The Felony Lane Gang are operating in McKinney and surrounding cities, according to the McKinney Police Department.
This gang is originally from the Ft. Lauderdale Florida area and they primarily operate by targeting women at daycares. While an unsuspecting female is parked at their daycare suspects will burglarize the victims vehicle taking the victims purse. Once the suspects have a victim’s identity and checks they use another victim’s identity to cash stolen checks in the “Felony Lane,” the farthest outside lane of a bank drive through.
Daycares all over Texas have been targeted by this gang and hundreds of thousands of dollars have been stolen from banking institutions throughout the country. McKinney residents are strongly urged to take their purses and other property with them and be aware their surroundings at all times.
A Google search of “felony lane gang” reveals a great deal of information about this gang of criminals.
Below is a recent media release of a Nov. 17 burglary in McKinney and the above image is of the two suspects:
On November 17, 2011, members of the McKinney Police Department (MPD) responded to the 3500 block of Flying A Trail in reference to a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The complainant stated that she had run into the school to pick up her child and had left her vehicle running. During that time, unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole her purse. The MPD encourages all residents to secure their vehicles, take their keys and hide property within their vehicle when the vehicle is unoccupied.
Detectives have uncovered a statewide check-forging ring. Detectives have learned that victim’s identities and stolen checks are being used in multiple Texas cities. Most burglaries occur at daycares throughout the state while children are being dropped off or picked up.
The total amount stolen from banks so far is estimated at over $100,000.00. Banks and daycares have been targeted as far away as the Austin and San Antonio areas. The ongoing investigations suggest that Collin, Dallas, Tarrant, and Travis counties have been hit the hardest.
The suspects shown (in the picture at the top of this story) are suspects in two recent car burglaries at McKinney daycares.
The MPD is asking for assistance from the public to help identify the individuals illustrated in the attachment.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other incidents is asked to contact Detective Gerald Rutledge at 972-547-2728.