Over the past few years, the Fargo Police Department has warned citizens of a theft ring riddling the country called "Felony Lane Gang." This coordinated theft ring travels across the country, breaking into unattended vehicles in parking lots targeting purses containing cash, credit cards, checkbooks, and ID's.
While in Fargo, they have targeted fitness centers, daycares, movie theaters, sporting events, cemeteries, and parks. Over March 25 and 26, two incidents occurred at fitness facilities in Fargo. We are aware of at least three incidents which also occurred at fitness facilities in West Fargo. In these incidents, the windows were broken and purses stolen from the vehicle.
In the past, these individuals have returned to the area and committed additional thefts.
The Fargo Police Department urges everyone to remove valuables from their vehicles when running errands, going to the gym or dropping off at daycare.
If you are a victim of theft, please remember to notify your bank and to cancel debit cards, credit cards, and checks. Also, keep an eye on your credit reports.
If you see any suspicious activity, report it to the police immediately by calling 911. Immediate police response will be the best way to apprehend these individuals and keep others from being victimized.