Miami Gang Strikes in Baltimore County
Updated: Thursday, February 7 2013, 10:07 PM EST
A few months ago, FOX45 began to investigate a gang out of Florida that we were able to track to specific crimes occurring in the Baltimore region. The gang is targeting distracted mothers in area parks.
One victim, Jean, returned to her car in a park in the Baltimore suburb to find her right window shattered. The crime was committed in broad daylight, feet from the park s entrance where her children were playing.
Even though Jean didn t have cash in her purse, she did have a wealth of personal information. She had documents that could be used to open a new bank account and those that could enroll children in school. Jean s family just moved here from out of state.
Within hours, a woman disguised as Jean withdrew thousands of dollars from her bank account. The thieves have been identified by private investigators as members of the Felony Lane Gang, a Florida base gang whose members have migrated to Maryland.